Reclaiming Our Futures Alliance delivers evidence to the UN
In March we were in Geneva with ROFA to give evidence at the UN, presenting our Shadow Report, which documents how British Government policies since 2010 have created regression against nearly every article under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
On March 13th and 14th 2017, Reclaiming our Futures Alliance (ROFA) were in Geneva to give evidence at the UN. Representatives from Inclusion London, Alliance for Inclusive Education, Equal Lives and Disabled People Against Cuts gave evidence alongside DRUK, Inclusion Scotland, Disability Wales and Disability Action Northern Ireland and the UK Independent Mechanism.
With ROFA, we were presenting our Shadow Report, which, based on lived experience evidence from thousands of Disabled people, documents how British Government policies since 2010 have created regression against nearly every article under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
For more background on the UN Inquiry, download our UNCRPD Inquiry Briefing.
More information about the meeting in Geneva can be found on the Disability News Service, which writes:
“The meeting in Geneva took place just four months after the UN’s committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) found the UK had committed “grave or systematic” breaches of the convention, following an inquiry – the first of its kind since the treaty came into force in 2008 – into the government’s social security reforms.
“Now the committee is examining the UK’s record in implementing the convention as a whole.
“On Monday, CRPD took evidence from grassroots user-led organisations and other DPOs, as well as the UK’s national equality and human rights bodies, including the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), as part of a process that will see the UK government examined on its record in public in August.
“The committee will use this week’s evidence to help it produce a “list of issues” on which it needs further information from the UK government. That list is set to be published later this month.”