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UKIM submission: Disability Rights in the UK

February 17, 2017

The UK Independent Mechanism (UKIM) published a report on the rights of disabled people under the CRPD in February 2017. It noted that “the UK and devolved governments have not taken all the appropriate steps to progress the implementation of the Convention.”

UKIM is the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI), the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC), established by CRPD Article 33

70 recommendations were made, under 14 themes:

  • Enhancing the status of CRPD in domestic law (Articles 3, 4);
  • Equality and non-discrimination (Article 5);
  • Awareness-raising (Article 8);
  • Accessibility (Articles 9, 21);
  • Independent and adequate standard of living and social protection
    (Articles 19, 20, 26, 28);
  • Employment (Article 27);
  • Access to justice (Articles 13, 12);
  • Education (Articles 24, 7);
  • Health and life (Articles 25, 10);
  • Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse (Articles 16, 6);
  • Autonomy and integrity, including restraint (Articles 12, 14, 15, 17);
  • Participation in political and public life (Article 29);
  • Statistics and data collection (Article 31); and
  • National implementation and monitoring (Article 33).

Access the report in different formats, or read the related UN Committee report.


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