Britain’s human-rights watchdog could be downgraded and blocked from United Nations rights bodies over its recommended definition of sex.

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is set to undergo a “special review” by the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (Ganhri).

This process could mean the removal of the EHRC’s accreditation as an "A status" National Human Rights Institution, meaning it would not be able to sit on the UN Human Rights Council.

The review comes after 30 LGBTQ+ and human-rights organisations expressed concern to Ganhri about the EHRC.

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