Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee: list of issues with regard to the UK examination under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
14 January 2020
“The Howard League has engaged in constructive discussion with the Equality and Human Rights Commission to inform its proposals for the UK List of Issues. This submission develops themes that fall within our sphere of expertise that we believe the Committee should adopt for inclusion in its List of Issues. The main body of this submission is about children in the criminal justice system. However, we enclose our recent submission to the UN Torture Committee which sets out pressing concerns about adults in prison.
“This submission deals with human rights within the youth and adult criminal justice systems, with a focus on prisons. We have tried to keep this submission as brief as possible. We have a wealth of further information on the issues we raise and would be pleased to provide additional details to the Committee if required.”