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UN demands UK government provide an annual UK progress report on correcting “grave and systematic violations”.

What: The UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities tells the UK government to produce an annual progress report on how it is implementing the recommendations of an inquiry that found it guilty of “grave and systematic violations” of key parts of the disability convention [see November 2016]. Stig Langvad, the committee member who led the UK examination, says he and his colleagues are “deeply concerned” about the government’s refusal to recognise the findings and recommendations of the committee’s earlier inquiry.

Why significant: Highlights not only the violations committed by the UK government but also its refusal to take appropriate action.


CRPD - Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2017