This submission provides information on the extent to which the UK is putting the UN CPRD into effect. It provides an update on their earlier submission to the CRPD Committee in February 2017.
This report has been produced by the United Kingdom Independent Mechanism (UKIM), which is made up of:
- Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
- Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI)
- Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC)
- Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC)
Promoting, protecting and monitoring the implemetation of the CRPD across the UK is on the key task of the UKIM. The UKIM holds the UK and devolved Governments to account.
You can download easy to read documents here.
What progress has been made with the UN CRPD?
As it stands, the UN CPRD chair called the Government’s welfare cuts a “human catastrophe”. The UK Government has rejected the findings claiming that: “Almost 600,000 disabled people have moved into work over the last four years and we spend over £50 billion a year to support disabled people and those with health conditions, more than ever before.”
The next step is for ROFA to meet and decide on nationwide action. However, Equal Lives will also survey it’s members and trustees. The results of the survey will help us to decide on the next course of action locally.
For an overall look at the UN CRPD and to understand timelines, have a look at Equality Human Rights: https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/our-human-rights-work/monitoring-and-promoting-un-treaties/un-convention-rights-persons-disabilities