Dignity and Opportunity for All - 7 July
SECURING THE RIGHTS OF DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE AUSTERITY ERA
Even at a time of economic austerity, the UK, as a party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, is under an obligation to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
There is a real risk, however, that the economic, social and cultural rights of disabled people are being violated in the UK.
The landmark report Dignity and Opportunity for All from the Just Fair Consortium evaluates the extent to which concerns highlighted by the relevant UN treaty monitoring bodies and the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, in relation to threats to disabled people’s enjoyment of these rights, have been realised.
In doing so, the report offers groundbreaking and comprehensive analysis of the state of disabled people's enjoyment of the rights to independent living, work, fair and just conditions of employment, social security and an adequate standard of living.
The Parliamentary Launch of Dignity and Opportunity for All takes place
on: Monday 7 July
from: 6.30 - 8 pm
at: Portcullis House, London, SW1A 2LW
Baroness Jane Campbell (Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Disability Group) will Chair the report launch, and Kate Green MP (Shadow Minister for Disabled People) will speak on the report’s findings, alongside Jane Young (lead report author).
Booking is essential to reserve a place at the event.
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