Supplementary Evidence: The UK’s Implementation of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)


During an informal briefing with NGOs on 11th March 2024 in Geneva, the UN Human Rights Committee posed a number of questions for which they were seeking additional information. This supplementary evidence seeks to address some of those questions. Specifically, we aim to provide context to four key areas:

  1. Closed material procedures.
  2. Racial disparities and absences in data.
  3. Hate crime.
  4. The expansion of executive power.

Additionally, we would like to bring to the attention of the committee further recent developments that have gained increasing relevance in the last week since the informal briefing with NGOs. Specifically, we’d like to raise our concerns about the Government announcement last week of a new definition of ‘extremism’.

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