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Human Rights Polling station sign on a fence
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Two user-led groups have accused the Conservative party of “hypocrisy” after it promised to end the “burning injustices” facing mental health service-users. Both groups pointed out that Conservative social security policies, including the coercion and bullying of benefit claimants, had created and worsened mental distress. And they said the party had been responsible for
Human Rights Poster with Iain Duncan Smith' in a prison outfit and the word 'guilty'
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Disabled activists fear that the UN committee examining the UK’s progress on implementing the disability rights convention may be ignoring links between the government’s welfare reforms and the deaths of benefit claimants. This week, the UN committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) published its “list of issues”, the areas where it
Human Rights David Isaac head and shoulders
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Disabled people’s rights have regressed in at least nine areas since the coalition government assumed power in 2010, according to a new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The report concludes that disabled people are still being treated as “second-class citizens” and that rights have regressed in many areas of society,
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