The Equality and Human Rights Commission are holding a conference to talk about the United Nations (UN) Disability Committee’s concerns and recommendations for action following their report about disability rights in the UK.
It has been six months since the UN Disability Committee published its report about disability rights in the UK.
To mark this, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Scottish Human Rights Commission, in partnership with Inclusion Scotland and People First Scotland, are holding a conference to talk about the UN Committee’s concerns and recommendations for action.
The main conference is taking place at the COSLA Conference Centre in Edinburgh and a satellite conference is taking place at the Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.
Register now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0141 228 5910.
A Question Time Panel discussion will be broadcast live on the internet from 11am – 1pm. At 11am we will be live broadcasting our own version of Question Time, with a guest panel discussing questions from the audience about the UN CRPD Committee’s first review of disability rights in the UK. You can watch by clicking here you just need to provide a name and you are ready to view.
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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights agreement that the UK has signed up to. This agreement sets out what countries have to do to make sure that disabled people have the same rights as everyone else. Every four years, a United Nations (UN) Disability Committee reviews how well the UK is performing on disability rights.
In August 2017, the UN Disability Committee reviewed the UK’s performance for the first time. Disabled people, national human rights organisations and the UK and devolved governments all gave evidence to the UN Disability Committee.
After hearing this evidence the UN Committee decided how well it thinks the UK is performing on disability rights and made recommendations for action. The Committee published its report in October 2017.
Accessible versions of the UN Committee’s report are available on the Equality and Human Rights Commission website here.