Equality and Human Rights
70% of sentenced prisoners have two or more mental health conditions.
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has investigated the UK Government and made findings of grave and systemic violations. We set out below the background, legal framework, the inquiry findings and the significance of those findings.
Letters and responses from Baroness Jane Campbell to Damian Green and Penny Mordaunt regarding the Government’s dismissal of the findings of the UN CRPD Inquiry into the rights of Disabled people. The Government has dismissed all 11 recommendations made by the UN report which found evidence of grave or systematic violations of Disabled people’s rights under welfare reform.
Deaf and Disabled People’s main concerns regarding the exit from the EU:
– Losing EU Article 19 of the Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC
– Loss of funding from European Social Fund
– Terrible rise in incidents of hate crime since Brexit
Our response focused on the needs of Deaf and Disabled people and the digitalisation of welfare benefit appeals and tribunal hearings. However, the points we raised regarding Deaf and Disabled people’s access needs are relevant to other forms of tribunals such as employment tribunals as well as family, civil and criminal law proceedings.