Evidence for the Alternative Report from Civil Society

DDPO evidence for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In November 2016 the United Nations published a Special Report  investigating the impact of UK Government policy on the rights of Deaf and Disabled People. The report highlighted the ways in which our rights to work and employment, to live independently and to have an adequate standard of living and social protection were being systematically eroded by government policy. Under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), the UN published a set of Concluding Observations  in August 2017 and outlined specific recommendations for Government action under Articles 19, 27 and 28. The UK Government was asked to report back every 12 months on what progress they have made in implementing these recommendations.

Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations  (DDPOs) in England, Wales Scotland and Northern Ireland have decided to compile their own report (published Oct 2018) on progress made in implementing the UN recommendations. We have called this an Alternative Report from Civil Society. To inform the report we collated information relating to each Article of the UN recommendations. This evidence is set out below:

Article 19 – Living Independently and being included in the community

Article 27 – Work and employment

Article 28 – Adequate standard of living and social protection