UN Forum on Disabled People's Rights
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UN Forum on Disabled People's Rights

UN Forum on Disabled People's Rights

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Selwyn Samuel Centre

Lledi Suite

Glyn Coed Terrace

Llanelli, Wales

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We want to hear from disabled people and people with long-term health conditions on how you think the UK, including Wales, is doing in upholding our rights under the Convention.

In 2017 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will conduct its first examination of the UK, including Wales, looking at the steps it has taken to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Disabled People. The Committee is a body of experts, nominated and elected by governments, the majority of whom are disabled people.  

The examination will look at the UK performance, including Wales, across all of the provisions of the Convention which include for example: -

  • Equality and non-discrimination;
  • Treatment of disabled women;
  • Treatment of disabled children;
  • Awareness raising;
  • Access;
  • Right to life;
  • Access to justice;
  • Freedom from torture or degrading treatment;
  • Freedom from violence and exploitation;
  • Living independently and being included in the community;
  • Personal mobility;
  • Access to information;
  • Respect for privacy and for home and family;
  • Inclusive education;
  • Health work and employment;
  • Adequate standard of living;
  • Participation in public life;
  • Participation in culture leisure and sport.

 As well as the UK and Welsh Governments giving their view, disabled people and our organisations can prepare and submit shadow or parallel reports, offering an independent account of the national situation from our point of view. The EHRC has funded Disability Wales and Disability Rights UK to produce such a report.


Agenda

  • Arrival and Refreshments
  • Presentation on the UNCRPD B
  • reak and Refreshments
  • Discussion on the Big Issues
  • What we would like the Committee to ask or recommend to the UK government

 

For a more accessible booking process, please see www.disabilitywales.org.

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Selwyn Samuel Centre

Lledi Suite

Glyn Coed Terrace

Llanelli, Wales

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