We have been making sure that disabled people’s human rights are recognised and promoted for many years. In 2014 we consulted with hundreds of disabled people on what had got better and what had got worse over the previous 5 years. With all the feedback from this engagement – including an online survey – we drafted a report to the United Nations (UN) Disability Committee for their examination of the UK’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People (UNCRPD).
Unfortunately, the UN Disability Committee postponed this examination due to an investigation into serious breaches of human rights in the Convention in the UK. We have very little information on this investigation, which is confidential. We do not know when the UN Disability Committee will restart their examination. Because of this, the report we wrote is currently out of date. When we have a new deadline for the UN Disability Committee, we will work hard on updating the report which we will share with the Committee and post here.
In other human rights news, Scottish Government and Council of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA) have both recently produced draft delivery plans for 2016-20 on delivery of disabled people’s United Nations Convention on the Rights of Person’s with Disabilities (UNCRPD) human rights. Inclusion Scotland responded to the consultations on both draft delivery plans after considerable engagement with disabled people all around Scotland. Our responses can be found on this page.