Telecommunications service provided to a US defence agency
Lead NCPUnited Kingdom
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the NGO Reprieve regarding the activities of British Telecommunications PLC operating in the UK.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights
Date15 Jul 2013
Host country(ies)United Kingdom
SourceNGO
Industry sectorInformation and communication
StatusNot accepted
Summary

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.