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Deadline of 31st October 2015 for reporting UK's abuse of sick and disabled to UN

Discussion in 'Action Alerts and Advocacy' started by Countrygirl, Oct 17, 2015.

  1. Countrygirl

    Countrygirl Senior Member

    This information concerning the UN's investigation into the UK's (should I now insert the word alleged???........nope, nothing 'alleged' about it) inhumane treatment of people who are sick and/or disabled has appeared on my newsfeed.

    Those who want to report such a violation have until 31 OCTOBER to send evidence to the United Nations team investigating UK breaches of human rights of the disabled. Please share in disability groups.

    The team will be gathering direct evidence from individuals about the impact of government austerity measures, with a focus on benefit cuts and sanctions; cuts to social care; cuts to legal aid; the closure of the Independent Living Fund (ILF); the adverse impact of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA); the shortage of accessible and affordable housing; the impact of the bedroom tax on disabled people, and also, the rise in disability hate crime.

    Contact details:

    CRPD - Secretariat contact details
    Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
    Human Rights Treaties Division (HRTD)
    Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
    Palais Wilson - 52, rue des Pâquis
    CH-1201 Geneva (Switzerland)

    Mailing address
    CH-1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)

    Tel.: +41 22 917 97 03
    Fax: +41 22 917 90 08
    E-mail: crpd@ohchr.org

    For individual complaints:

    Petitions Team
    Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
    United Nations Office at Geneva
    1211 Geneva 10 (Switzerland)
  2. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

    Could be worth making submissions to this. Probably worth being aware of the prejudices around CFS though, and being careful with phrasing so that they have no excuse to pretend it's just patients being afraid of the stigma of mental health, not understanding that the mind and brain interact, or resisting the effective behavioural interventions available to them. (I can be overly paranoid about these things).
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  3. SilverbladeTE

    SilverbladeTE Senior Member

    Somewhere near Glasgow, Scotland

    see how they like being terrified and trapped

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