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Thread #165570   Message #4010500
Posted By: Iains
25-Sep-19 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
One advantage of EU membership has been that it has guaranteed continued membership of the Council of Europe's Convention of Human Rights Conventional.

The statement above seems to pay no heed to the fact that the UK is a signatory to The seven UN treaties :

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights             (ICESCR)
International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (CERD)
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)
Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment (CAT)
Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

By ratifying the treaties, the UK has pledged to make sure its domestic laws and policies comply with them. This means the Commission, Parliament and civil society can hold the Government to account against the terms of the treaties.

Formal monitoring of the UKs treaty obligations is done by the relevant UN treaty body.

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