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Another round of criticism from UN Special Rapporteur for policies on counter-terrorism, surveillance and undercover policing
8.6.17
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One of the final reports of the UN's former Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and association, Maina Kiai, follows up on a previous visit to the UK and offers further critique of the UK's counter-terrorism policies (in particular Prevent), surveillance (the Investigatory Powers Act) and undercover policing, noting with regard to the latter that the damage caused by police infilitration of non-violent protest groups "can partly be remedied by imposing real accountability and transparency for the survivors, together with full reparation." The report also examines a number of other issues including the policing of anti-fracking protests and restrictions on the work of civil society groups.

See: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association on his follow-up mission to the United Kingdom (pdf)

Government response: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association on his mission to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: comments by the State (pdf)

Previous coverage: UK: UN special rapporteur criticises government policies on return visit (Statewatch News Online, April 2016) and: UN Special Rapporteur calls for a "judge-led public inquiry" into undercover police operations and condemns a number of other police practices (January 2013)

And see: Former Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai in Geneva for release of his final United Nations reports (link)

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