|Telecommunications service provided to a US defence agency|
|Lead NCP||United Kingdom|
|Supporting NCP(s)||None Selected|
|Description||Specific instance notified by the NGO Reprieve regarding the activities of British Telecommunications PLC operating in the UK.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||15 Jul 2013|
|Host country(ies)||United Kingdom|
|Industry sector||Information and communication|
Read the initial assessment issued by the UK NCP concluding the specific instance - October 2013
In February 2013, the UK NCP received a request for review from the NGO Reprieve alleging that British Telecommunications PLC had breached the general policies, and human rights provisions of the Guidelines because the company provides a communications cable between United States military facilities in the UK and Djibouti, thus linking it to human rights impacts of US military operations in Yemen.
The NCP has conducted an initial assessment and concluded that the specific instance does not merit further consideration on the grounds that the allegations are not material and substantiated in regard to the company’s obligations under the Guidelines. The details of the NCP's decision are outlined in their initial assessment, issued in October 2013.