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The DWP is now pouring even more scorn on a damning UN report 10 Sep 2018 06:12 #10123

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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released a response to a damning UN report. It accused the DWP and government of disabled people’s human rights violations. The Canary previously analysed part of the government’s response. But, a separate section shows even more of its disregard for what the UN called a “human catastrophe”.

This article details the UN criticisms, the department’s responses and the reality for disabled people in the UK.
The DWP: a “human catastrophe”

As The Canary previously reported, the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) was investigating the UK government for several years. This culminated in a 2016 report which accused it – and the DWP – of “grave” and “systematic” violations of disabled people’s human rights.

In August 2017, the UNCRPD issued a further analysis; this included its chair accusing the government of creating a “human catastrophe” for disabled people. Because the government has signed up to the UNCRPD convention, it has to respond. On Friday 7 September, it did.

The Canary analysed part of this response, which you can read here. But the second part of the UN’s criticisms specifically related to its accusations of “grave” and “systematic” human rights violations.

www.thecanary.co/uk/analysis/2018/09/09/the-dwp-is-now-pouring-even-more-scorn-on-a-damning-un-report/
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The DWP is now pouring even more scorn on a damning UN report 10 Sep 2018 08:15 #10128

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At the moment we have a small but decreasing Help from the EU, But after Brexit I fear this Government
will really get going over scrapping ALL Benefits, Minimum Wages and Workers Rights,
in 2 years time we will look back to this time and think what a great Life we had, Compared to whats coming. :angry:
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