The government introduced legislation undermining the rights to protest, vote, and seek asylum while limiting judicial and parliamentary oversight of executive decisions. The government cut social security support despite clear warnings it would increase food insecurity, debt, and homelessness. New domestic violence legislation lacks adequate protections for migrant women and girls and support for Black, Asian and other minoritized survivors. The UK government’s ambition of promoting human rights and the rule of law globally is undermined by its domestic record and at times side-lined by other interests, including trade and migration control. Ongoing fossil fuel subsidies and coal mining permits contradict UK government efforts to rally international support for climate action.

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