Equality and Human Rights Commission report: How Well is the UK Performing on Disability Rights?

The UK should act upon the UN Committee’s recommendations, and this should be done with the full involvement of disabled people and their organisations.

This is from the EHRC’s January 2018 report on the UK’s work on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The report finds:

  • The UN Committee was concerned that not enough is being done to apply the Convention consistently across the UK, to involve disabled people in decisions that affect their lives
  • The UN Committee was concerned that some people think that disabled people’s lives are less valuable than the lives of non-disabled people
  • The UN Committee was concerned that the rights of disabled women and girls are not being included in policies and programmes on both gender equality and disability.
  • The UN Committee expressed concern that there is no plan to address the problem that many families with disabled children live in poverty.

Find out more on the EHRC website and access different versions of the report.