Three national disabled people’s organisations have withdrawn a report they submitted to the United Nations, after admitting that it failed to speak out strongly enough on links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. The report will now be toughened up and resubmitted to the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD). The three organisations – Disability Rights UK, Disability Wales and Inclusion Scotland – were forced to act after flaws in their report were highlighted by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and Disability News Service (DNS). The “shadow report” was sent to CRPD as part of the process which will lead to the UK government being questioned in public later this year on its progress in implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). Although it is only one of several shadow reports being submitted to CRPD, it is likely to have a significant impact on the committee because it was

Source: National DPOs forced to withdraw report sent to UN over benefit deaths evidence | DisabledGo News and Blog

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