This report is about the UK’s work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It sets out the United Nations’ main concerns about disability rights in the UK. It lists over 80 recommendations for action by the UK Government and the devolved governments of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
On the 7th September, the bill of the Ministry of Labor, Social Security and Social Solidarity was passed by the Greek Government to incorporate provisions for the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into official state law.
The Liberal Democrats have called upon the UK Government to urgently review its policies in regards to persons with disabilities and for them to take immediate steps to remedy failures highlighted by the United Nations Committee in August.
In a landmark moment for deaf people in the UK, the UK government has been told by a leading UN committee that it must “ensure that legislation provides for the right to educated high-quality sign language interpretation…in all spheres of life”, highlighting a key loophole in current UK law.
Over Wednesday the 23rd and Thursday the 24th, the committee will review the UK Government and create a list of recommendations based on the evidence provided by the British Deaf Association and other key UK Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations.
The British Deaf Association, with other Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations (DDPOs) from across the United Kingdom, will today attend the United Nations in Geneva to highlight the government’s ongoing human rights violations and evasive behaviour towards a major United Nations committee.