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The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has admitted that its own barrister failed to follow instructions to ask for a series of violent attacks on a disabled man to be treated as disability hate crime. The case has once again frustrated hate crime campaigners, who say it highlights the need for better training throughout the
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A government plan to replace its high-level committee of disabled advisors with three new advice bodies has been described by a veteran disabled activist as “unwieldy, complicated and probably inaccessible to grassroots disabled people’s organisations”. The government this week published details of two of the new bodies that will replace Equality 2025, which was
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International research on disability should focus on the barriers disabled people face, rather than endless headcounts of how many people there are in developing countries with different impairments, according to a leading disabled academic. Dr Tom Shakespeare, currently a senior lecturer at Norwich Medical School, and a co-author of The World Report on Disability
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