United Kingdom, 2017

Report of the Special Rapporteur on his mission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (A/HRC/36/41/Add.2)

Table of Contents                                                  

  1. Introduction
  2. Governance
    1. Overview
    2. Consequences of austerity
  3. Potential implications of withdrawal by the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit)
    1. Transposition of European Union legislation
    2. Potential regression from human rights standards
  4. Specific issues raised with the Special Rapporteur
    1. Air pollution
    2. Fracking
    3. Toxic landfill sites
    4. High-grade nuclear waste
  5. United Kingdom businesses and human rights, at home and abroad
    1. Criminal and other liabilities of business enterprises
    2. National action plans and toxics
    3. Supply chains and impacts of United Kingdom businesses abroad
  6. Access to justice and remedy
    1. Domestic examples
    2. International examples
  7. Conclusions and recommendations    

Download report of the Special Rapporteur here:  Final UK mission report

Government response available here

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