GENEVA (24 August 2017) – The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities concluded its consideration of the initial report of the United Kingdom on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
………………Between 2015 and 2017 the UN Committee had received more than 2,000 pages of input from the United Kingdom, human rights institutions, civil society and especially the many organizations representing persons with disabilities. The numerous contributions had been supplemented by the findings of the inquiry report adopted by the Committee pursuant to article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention, which concluded that there were grave and systematic violations of rights of persons with disabilities in the United Kingdom.
Disability rights in the UK: updated submission to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. First published: 23 Aug 2017
This submission provides information on the extent to which the UK is putting the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) into effect. It provides an update on our 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)
UKIM is tasked with promoting, protecting and monitoring implementation of the CRPD across the UK.