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The Equality and Human Rights Commission has just published a report on how the UK is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into practice, and is seeking ‘feedback’ from interested parties.
You may wish to read the report and then decide if you have anything to contribute. The report is (comparitively) short at 53 pages and available
The following is an extract from the report’s introduction:
Monitoring the implementation of the UNCRPD
Report on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Please give us your views on our report
The Commission has written a report on what progress is being made to put the rights in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Disability Convention) into practice in the UK. This report will help disabled people and others get involved in monitoring and reporting on implementation of the Disability Convention. We want disabled people, disabled people’s organisations and others with an interest in the Convention to give us their feedback and views on our report.
The Disability Convention reaffirms disabled people’s human rights, and sets out how governments should ensure those rights are protected. You can find out about the Disability Convention by reading our guide.
The UN Disability Committee is expected to examine the UK’s compliance with the Convention in 2016. Our report will help set the agenda (the ‘List of Issues’) for the examination.
Now is the time for disabled people and their organisations to influence the UN examination process. If you would like to give us your feedback and comments on the report please contact us:
By post: Correspondence Unit, Arndale House, The Arndale Centre, Manchester M4 3AQ
If you are a British Sign Language user you can contact us by using our SignVideo BSL online interpreting service. If you wish to contact us by text-phone, our central number is 020 7832 7880.
The Commission is part of the ‘UK Independent Mechanism’ (UKIM) which includes the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission. The four Commissions have been designated under article 33 of the Disability Convention as ‘independent mechanisms to promote, protect and monitor’ implementation. The UKIM worked together to produce this report.