Disabled people set a precedent. And the DWP didn’t like it.
Back in November 2016, Jacqueline and Jayson Carmichael successfully beat the government in court over the so-called Bedroom Tax. They argued the tax was discriminatory under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as Jacqueline cannot share a bedroom with her husband because of her impairments. And the court agreed, setting a precedent for other claimants.
The DWP is not one to concern itself with human rights, judges and the law, though. So, like a blocked septic tank it just kept re-emerging from its rancid cesspit in Westminster trying to fight the original decision in other courts. And it repeatedlylost.
Source: The DWP has now sunk so low, it’s in court trying to block human rights laws : Govt Newspeak
Cuts to social services have “totally neglected” the needs of disabled people and created a “human catastrophe”, the chairwoman of a UN human rights committee has said. Theresia Degener, who leads the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), accused British politicians of failing vulnerable members of society. UK officials have also faced allegations of misrepresenting the impact of policies through unanswered questions, misused statistics and statements on policies and legislation. Ms Degener said evidence seen by the committee and a review it carried out last year made clear the impact of austerity policies in the disabled. She said the controversial “fit to work” tests were based on a correct assumption that disabled people could find employment. “However, evidence before us now and in our inquiry procedure as published in our 2016 report reveals that social cut policies have led to a human catastrophe in your country, totally neglecting the vulnerable
Source: UK cuts ‘have created a human catastrophe for disabled people’ | DisabledGo News and Blog