Yesterday I wrote an article about the government’s shameful lack of progress on disability rights in the UK. I discussed the details of a new report and the recommendations made by the UK Independent Mechanism update report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
This is a summary of some key concerns that I only touched on in my original write up, and it also focuses on one of the important themes that emerged: the potential impact of Brexit on disabled people’s rights.
The new report and submission to the UNCRPD – UK Independent Mechanism update report to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (published October 2018) – provides an independent assessment of the UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) on the “disappointing” lack of progress by the UK governments to implement the UN’s recommendations since August 2017.
A year on, there is still no comprehensive UK-wide strategy demonstrating how…
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