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International human rights


Interdepartmental Review of International Human Rights Instruments - July 2004

European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment(CPT)

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United Nations Human Rights Committee

The United Kingdom has ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and has agreed to provide periodic reports to the United Nations Human Rights Committee covering not only the United Kingdom but also the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies. The United Kingdom is also required to publish the reports and the Committee's Concluding Observations. The Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the reports to the Human Rights Committee.

Responses from the Human Rights Committee

| 6 December 2001 |
Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee on the United Kingdom and the Overseas Territories

| 27 March 2000 |
Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee on the Crown Dependencies


Reports from the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories


| 1 November 2006 |
Sixth Periodic Report (United Kingdom, Overseas Territories, Crown Dependencies) to the Human Rights Committee (2006) [PDF 989kb, 220 pages]

| 4 December 2002 |
Follow-up to the Concluding Observations of the Human Rights Committee on the United Kingdom and the British Overseas Territories

| 11 April 2000 |
Fifth Periodic Report (United Kingdom) to the Human Rights Committee (2000)

| 11 April 2000 |
Fifth Periodic Report (Overseas Territories) to the Human Rights Committee (2000)

|8 December 1999|
Fifth Periodic Report (Crown Dependencies) to the UN Human Rights Committee (1999)

United Nations Committee on economic, social and cultural rights

The United Kingdom has ratified the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) and has agreed to provide periodic reports to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights covering not only the United Kingdom but also the British Overseas Territories and the Crown Dependencies. The United Kingdom is also required to publish the reports and the Committee's Concluding Observations. The Department for Constitutional Affairs is responsible for coordinating the preparation of the reports to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.


Responses from the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

| 5 June 2002 |
Concluding Observations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependenci


Reports from the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories

| 10 August 2001 |
Fourth Periodic Report (Crown Dependencies) to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

| 28 February 2001 |
Fourth Periodic Report (United Kingdom) to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

| 4 July 2000 |
Fourth Periodic Report (British Overseas Territories) to the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights


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