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UN panel criticises UK failure to uphold disabled people’s rights 01 Sep 2017 08:30 #4060

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Welfare Weekly on Aug 31, 2017
written by Patrick Butler Social policy editor, for theguardian.com on Thursday 31st August 2017

The UK government is failing to uphold disabled people’s rights across a range of areas from education, work and housing to health, transport and social security, a UN inquiry has found.

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities examined the government’s progress in fulfilling its commitments to the UN convention on disabled people’s rights, to which the UK has been a signatory since 2007.
Its report concludes that the UK has not done enough to ensure the convention – which enshrines the rights of disabled people to live independently, to work and to enjoy social protection without discrimination – is reflected in UK law and policy

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UN panel criticises UK failure to uphold disabled people’s rights 02 Sep 2017 13:43 #4071

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Labour demands answers after UN described Tory cuts as a ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people
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UN panel criticises UK failure to uphold disabled people’s rights 04 Sep 2017 14:16 #4086

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Austerity has trampled over disabled people’s rights. But the UK won’t admit it
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UN panel criticises UK failure to uphold disabled people’s rights 04 Sep 2017 14:37 #4087

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I sit here everyday wondering how on earth the Tory proposals and measures bare up when the UN and other global authorities are saying to them they are in breach of human rights or laws? So why are they not forced to change? Are they a bit like North Korea who just get a verbal slap down and no action taken? If that`s the case, then we know things won`t change or indeed, will worsen since N.Korea continue to gain ground with their nuclear arsenal, while the Tories do the same with welfare.
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