The Government has been accused of “evading” disability rights by ignoring the recommendations of a major UN committee, in what has been described as a “continuing retrogression” of disabled people’s rights in the UK. Disability organisations from across the country have accused ministers of ignoring questions put to it earlier this year by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, leaving disabled people to face “serious discrimination” in educational, employment and social opportunities.
Tory cuts violated rights of disabled people, instead of listening they are making deeper cuts.
The Tories’ cuts to welfare violated the rights of disabled people, a United Nations inquiry has found.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities said Britain should set up a watchdog to monitor the impact of policies relating to disabled people’s standard of living.
They said reforms brought in under former Welfare Secretary Iain Duncan Smith had “gravely or systematically” violated the rights of disabled people in a report published today.
Members of the U.N. committee of 18 independent experts visited Britain in October 2015 and the report was based on more than 200 interviews and some 3,000 pages of documentary evidence.
The 22-page report criticised welfare cuts and caps introduced under an austerity programme the government said would make the welfare system fairer and reduce benefit fraud.
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