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The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgement in the case of R (on the application of Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council). This is the first case under the Care Act 2014 to reach the Court of Appeal and is critical in determining how far the legislation supports Disabled people’s well-being, choice and control and independent living. The judges dismissed the appeal mainly because of the factual evidence in the case.
The UK Government’s claim to be a ‘world leader in disability issues’ has today been crushed by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee has released damning Concluding Observations on the UK, following its first Review of the government’s compliance with the Convention.
Austerity policies have created a “human catastrophe” – UN Committee Chair condemns the UK’s record on human rights.
Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations welcome the public unity of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in their clear criticism of the UK Government’s ‘grave and systematic violations’ of disabled people’s human rights.
PRESS RELEASE: Disabled people intervene in the first case under the Care Act 2014 to reach the Court of Appeal
On the 17th of August the Court of Appeal will hear a case of R (on the application of Davey) v Oxfordshire County Council). Disabled people want to make sure the judges understand the impact this case will have on their lives. That’s why we intervened in proceedings and will hold a vigil before the hearing.