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DPAC co-founders persuade the UN disability committee to carry out an investigation into the UK under the optional protocol of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

What: Debbie Jolly and Linda Burnip, with legal support from solicitor Louise Whitfield, meet with Jorge Araya, secretary to the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities, at the offices of Inclusion London. They first made contact with the UN on 24 May 2012. 

Why significant: The investigation launched by the committee will eventually lead to damning findings about the impact of the government’s welfare reforms on disabled people.


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