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UK Ministry of Justice Treats People with Disabilities as an Afterthought – Human Rights Watch

Saturday, 12 March, 2022

UK Ministry of Justice Treats People with Disabilities as an Afterthought – Human Rights Watch

Disability rights campaigners protest outside the Houses of Parliament, in Westminster, London on June 24, 2015. © 2015 Press Association via AP Images

 
There is a mantra in the disability rights community: “nothing about us without us.” In a recent consultation about changing human rights laws – including those protecting people with disabilities – the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice is doing just the opposite.
A December 2021 consultation, proposing fundamental changes to the cornerstone Human Rights Act, excluded people with disabilities. Information accessible to some people with disabilities about the consultation was not made available until the eve of the deadline, excluding and marginalizing people with disabilities.
Read more at: https://www.hrw.org/news/2022/03/09/uk-ministry-justice-treats-people-disabilities-afterthought

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