Sunday, 5 October 2008

UN criticises UK human rights record

The UN has criticised the UK's human rights record again.

It seems the Government isn't content with destroying children's lives through worsening child poverty - it wants to deny them human rights agreed under the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child too.

New Labour Britain has been strongly criticised by a United Nations committee for failing to meet international standards on children's rights.

The Committee on the Rights of the Child has called for the abolition of Asbos and for custodial sentences for young offenders to be used only as a last resort - currently we lock up some 3,000 children behind bars, far more than any other European country.

For more analysis, and a copy of the UN report in full, visit the Children's Rights Alliance for England, an umbrella group of children's charities and human rights bodies, with more than 380 member organisations.

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