SNP hears ‘justice for the dead’ demand as it backs call to implement UN report | DisabledGo News and Blog


The SNP’s annual conference has unanimously called on the UK government to implement the findings of a UN committee of disability rights experts, after a disabled activist demanded “justice for the dead” and “rights for the living”. The motion proposed by disabled party activist Fiona Robertson called on the UK government to stop using “meaningless platitudes” to hide from its responsibility for the “immense human suffering” it has caused disabled people across the UK through its policies. The conference in Glasgow unanimously passed the motion, which criticised the Conservative government for ignoring the findings of the report by the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities. And it demanded that the government implement all the 80-plus recommendations made by the committee in August, when its report detailed the UK’s progress on implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Later in the conference, SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon used the

Source: SNP hears ‘justice for the dead’ demand as it backs call to implement UN report | DisabledGo News and Blog

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