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Dignity and Opportunity for All

Just Fair

Monday, 7 July 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

Dignity and Opportunity for All

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On the 7th July from 6.30 - 8 pm, the Just Fair Consortium will launch a new report entitled Dignity and Opportunity for All: Securing the rights of disabled people in the austerity era in the Thatcher Room of Portcullis House (London, SW1A 2LW). Please see directions below.

NB. Stage 3 of the Tour de France will be from Cambridge to London on Monday 7 July. Disruptions are expected - please see further details below.

Dignity and Opportunity for All: Even at a time of economic austerity, the UK, as a party to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, is under an obligation to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of disabled people. There is a real risk, however, that the economic, social and cultural rights of disabled people are being violated in the UK. 

This landmark report evaluates the extent to which concerns highlighted by the relevant UN treaty-monitoring bodies and the parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights, in relation to threats to disabled people’s enjoyment of these rights, have been realised. In doing so, the report offers groundbreaking and comprehensive analysis of the state of disabled people's enjoyment of the rights to independent living, work, fair and just conditions of employment, social security and an adequate standard of living.

Parliamentary launch: Baroness Jane Campbell (Co-Chair, All Party Parliamentary Disability Group) will Chair the report launch, and Kate Green MP (Shadow Minister for Disabled People) will speak on the report’s findings, alongside Jane Young (lead report author).

Please do arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of the start of the event to allow time to pass through security. Please also note that the venue is wheelchair accessible but that we are not able to provide any car parking. Furthermore, please do book an extra place if you wish to bring a PA or companion.  

Directions and Map

Rail and Underground: Visitors travelling on the London Underground can use the District, Circle or Jubilee lines to get to Westminster station, which is fully wheelchair accessible. Victoria, Charing Cross and Waterloo mainline stations are about 20 minutes away by foot and have connecting buses.
Bus: Buses stop near Parliament Square in Victoria Street (opposite the Houses of Parliament) and further up towards Trafalgar Square, in Whitehall. All buses in London are now wheelchair accessible.
Car: Stage 3 of the Tour de France will be from Cambridge to London on Monday 7 July. Disruptions are expected - please see further details below.
Map: Please click here for a map of the Palace of Westminster and the Parliamentary Estate: 

Tour de France to pass Parliament on 7 July

Stage 3 of the Tour de France will be from Cambridge to London on Monday 7 July.

The roads on the route through north, east and central London will be closed from 10am, to ensure the safety of riders and spectators, reopening after 6pm when the event has finished. There will be huge numbers of people lining the streets of central London and road closures will result in displaced traffic and significant traffic congestion.

Access to Parliament

Road access to Parliament via Carriage Gates and Black Rod’s Garden entrance will be maintained throughout the day, although for much of this period it will only be possible from the direction of Lambeth Bridge. However, the advice is to avoid driving to Parliament unless absolutely necessary. If you have to drive, plan ahead and allow more time to complete your journey.

Public Transport

For those working in Parliament, Tube and rail will be the best way to get to Westminster. Around the time of the event, Westminster Tube Station will only be open to passengers arriving at Westminster and the public will not be able to leave via the station. During the period this restriction applies, the station will be open in both directions to Parliamentary Passholders who will be able to access the station via the Subway Entrance.

Buses in and around the route area will be on diversion or will terminate earlier than usual to avoid the road closures.

Road Closures

Road closures will be in place from 10am and reopen after 6pm and will include:

  *   Victoria Embankment
  *   Westminster Bridge
  *   Parliament Square

More information

  *   TFL stands in Portcullis House on 30 June and River Restaurant on 1 July (and go to the TFL<>)
  *   Access and security Serjeant at Arms Office (x3030) or Black Rod’s Office(x3100).
Do you have questions about Dignity and Opportunity for All? Contact Just Fair

When & Where

Thatcher Room
Portcullis House
SW1A 2LW London
United Kingdom

Monday, 7 July 2014 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

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Just Fair

Just Fair is an NGO and registered charity working to combat poverty and inequality, and secure social justice, in England through human rights.

In particular, we seek to advance the realisation of Economic and Social Rights (ESR), including the rights to housing, employment, education, social security and an adequate standard of living, for everyone in England.

We work especially hard to protect the rights of the most disadvantaged and excluded individuals and groups, including disabled people, migrants, homeless people, children in poverty and victims of domestic violence.


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