Friday, November 7, 2014

UN scrutiny: possible human rights violations in UK of people with disabilities

The UK is under scrutiny by a UN inquiry into violations of the rights of people with disabilities. Skip to 1h 4 m in the video for the bit of info on this inquiry. The discussion also includes info on when to take a case to Strasbourg (European Court of Human Rights) and when to take it to the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

See this article.

You may also want to read this (about a 2012 judgement by the court in Strasbourg against the Republic of Croatia for failure to protect the human rights of two people who were severely bullied).

Earlier this year, a UN rapporteur who is one of the world’s experts on violence against women as well a lawyer was highly critical of the situation of women in the UK (see UN web site, the Guardian, The Independent and the BBC’s web site).

Last year, another UN investigator criticized the bedroom tax and called for its abolishment.