UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities update

Published: 08 Oct 2018

Today the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) has published its update report to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Our Chair, David Isaac, has said:

'A year on from the damning UN verdict on the rights of disabled people across the UK, we have sadly seen little action or commitment to address the UN’s recommendations.

'Changes to our social security system and health and social care budgets make disabled people feel like second class citizens and their rights to live independently have been impacted.

'Everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living and the rights of disabled people must be made a priority if we are to have a fair and equal society.'

UKIM is made up of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.

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