The Equality and Human Rights Commission have published a guide for disabled people and disabled people’s organisations on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
The Convention is a new international human rights agreement that:
• recognises everyone is equal and that disabled people have the same rights as everyone else to freedom, respect, equality and dignity.
• lists people’s basic human rights in one place.
• describes what government has agreed to do to make these rights real.
The guide has been produced so people can find out:
• what their human rights are and how they are protected.
• what difference the Convention could make to their life.
• how individuals can be involved in putting the Convention into practice.
• how people can use the Convention to challenge injustice and improve services.
For more information please visit: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/human-rights/a-guide-to-the-un-disability-convention/