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UN report reveals UK's shameful record

A report from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has found: 

"that there is reliable evidence that the threshold of grave or systematic violations of the rights of persons with disabilities has been met in the State party." 

In other words, consistent with a new report from the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the UK is failing to respect the rights of its own citizens - particularly disabled people.

Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC) have published both the findings and recommendations of the UN's Inquiry at:

http://dpac.uk.net/2016/11/the-united-nations-report-into-the-uk-government-maltreatment-of-disabled-people-has-been-published/

The reports are available to read via the UN Office of the High Commissioner website:

http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/InquiryProcedure.aspx?platform=hootsuite

The BBC reported the news on their website:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-37899305

The Independent published an article here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/tory-austerity-has-gravely-and-systematically-violated-disabled-peoples-rights-un-says-a7405786.html

Simon Duffy of the Centre for Welfare Reform said:

"None of this will be a surprise to followers of our work and those involved in the disability movement. Since 2010 we have seen Government engaged in a systematic attack on disabled people and people with long-term health conditions across a wide swathe of Government policy: deep cuts in social care, damaging new assessment processes, cuts in housing, health and education. None of this is morally or economically justified; it seems rather to be a desperate effort to cut the incomes and services of those with greatest need, but with least political power.

"As with the previous UN report, media coverage appears to be minimal and the Government is in denial. The Centre will continue to press with others for these policies to be reversed and encourages all those opposed to injustice to work together more effectively."