Tag: United Nations
Special rapporteur questions why wealthy people ‘who spend far more on drugs’ aren’t subjected to same measure.
Work and Pensions Secretary called to appear before Parliament and answer for the Government's failure to uphold disabled people's rights.
Charities say report is grim reality check and Labour says it highlights how disabled people are bearing brunt of austerity.
UK government accused of “totally neglecting the vulnerable situation people with disabilities find themselves in".
Seven years of cuts to social security benefits and health and social care budgets have eroded disabled people's rights, equality bodies warn.
Disabled people take complaints about UK Government’s disability rights record to the United Nations.
Unicef report finds that one in three British children are in ‘multi-dimensional poverty’ and says gaps between rich and poor are widening around the world.
Disability campaigner accuses Tory government of 'systematic attacks' against disabled people's rights, in an interview with RT.
UN says measures aimed at reducing public spending since 2010 have affected disabled people disproportionately.
Rochdale Council has defended a set of controversial cost saving plans for learning disability services.
175 civil society organisations have raised grave concerns over welfare “reforms” and living standards in the UK.
Summary of UN recommendations in relation to economic, social and cultural rights in the UK.
UN children’s agency report highlights toll on youngsters by 2030 unless world leaders turn rhetoric into reality on fighting poverty.
Trade Union Act and the awarding of government contracts to “anti-union employers” who blacklist thousands of workers will be under the spotlight.
UN committee calls on ministers to act as it says benefit cap and tax credit cuts are undermining children’s rights to adequate standard of living.
SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.
Disability rights campaigners have revealed a 'dossier of complaints' from disabled people, which has sparked a UN into Government's welfare reforms.
Iain Duncan Smith is facing an investigation by the United Nations, over whether his welfare cuts are a 'gross' human rights violation.
Children’s commissioners’ review asks for welfare cuts and repeal of Human Rights Act to be reconsidered, and warns children will be denied justice in courts.
Two disabled people have lodged a complaint with the United Nations over the Government's plan to close the Independent Living Fund.
Report by joint committee on human rights says worst suffering has been inflicted on children from migrant and low-income families.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is now calling for European nations to help resettle 130,000 refugees by 2016.
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