Yet another heart wrenching case of the needless suffering inflicted upon vulnerable members of society by Iain Duncan Smiths DWP.
With hundreds of these horror stories being made public every month now, hopefully come next May the electorate will do the right thing and remember these people when they decide to vote.
According to Vox Political and the Disability News Service, the UK government seems to have become the first country to face a high-level inquiry by the United Nation’s Committee on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD). The committee has the power to do this if it receives what it calls “reliable information of grave or systemic violations” of the rights of disabled people by a country signed up to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and its optional protocol.
The committee conducts its investigations “confidentially”, so it has refused to confirm or deny that the UK is being investigated. Disability News Service has reported that CRPD appeared to have put off its public examination of the UK’s approach to implementing the disability convention until after next year’s general election. According to Vox Political, it…
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