JCHR report and Government response: Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living

On 1 March 2012, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) published its report on the implementation of the right of disabled people to independent living in the context of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) which was ratified by the UK in 2009.

The Report draws attention to a number of significant human rights issues, including:

  • the need for freestanding legislation to protect the right to independent living in UK law;
  • the effect of current reforms to benefits and services on the ability of disabled people to enjoy independent living;
  • the role played by the UNCRPD in policy development and decision making at all levels of government;
  • the use of equality impact assessments;
  • the effects of devolution on implementation of the UNCRPD; and
  • hate crime.

On 2 July 2012, The JCHR published ‘Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living: Government Response to the Committee’s Twenty-third Report of Session 2010-12, HL Paper 23, HC 429’.

Click here for report on the Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living

Click here for report on the Implementation of the Right of Disabled People to Independent Living: Government Response