UN’s highly critical report confirms UK government has systematically breached the human rights of disabled people

Whilst I am relieved most of our concerns, research, analysis and experiences were confirmed on one level, and that the government were exposed  for their withholding evidence, and of sometimes manufacturing it; of excluding disabled people from any consultation regarding the cuts to their support, I am nonetheless still shocked that we live in a country that has permitted a government to treat sick and disabled people with such contempt and exclude us from full democratic citizenship and denying us basic human rights.Members of the UN 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 condemned the radical and largely unmonitored welfare cuts and benefit caps, and social care cuts introduced as a major part of the Conservative’s austerity programme – the government claimed these cuts would make the welfare system “fairer and reduce benefit fraud.” The UN found no evidence of benefit fraud or fairness.

Source: UN’s highly critical report confirms UK government has systematically breached the human rights of disabled people

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