Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tag: United Nations

Drug-testing welfare recipients will stigmatise poor, UN official says

Special rapporteur questions why wealthy people ‘who spend far more on drugs’ aren’t subjected to same measure.

Labour demands answers after UN described Tory cuts as a ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people

Work and Pensions Secretary called to appear before Parliament and answer for the Government's failure to uphold disabled people's rights.

UN panel criticises UK 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.

Tory welfare cuts cause ‘human catastrophe’ for disabled people

UK government accused of “totally neglecting the vulnerable situation people with disabilities find themselves in".

Tory cuts eroding disabled people’s human rights, UN told

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 their fight against Tory cuts to the United Nations

Disabled people take complaints about UK Government’s disability rights record to the United Nations.

Levels of child hunger and deprivation in UK among highest of rich 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.

Tories attacking disabled people ‘in every area of their lives’, says campaigner

Disability campaigner accuses Tory government of 'systematic attacks' against disabled people's rights, in an interview with RT.

UK austerity policies ‘amount to violations of disabled people’s rights’

UN says measures aimed at reducing public spending since 2010 have affected disabled people disproportionately.

Letters: Council cuts could be in breach of disabled people’s rights

Rochdale Council has defended a set of controversial cost saving plans for learning disability services.

Report on the UK Government’s failing human rights record submitted to UN

175 civil society organisations have raised grave concerns over welfare “reforms” and living standards in the UK.

UN slams UK Government human rights violations – report

Summary of UN recommendations in relation to economic, social and cultural rights in the UK.

69m children will die of preventable causes, says Unicef

UN children’s agency report highlights toll on youngsters by 2030 unless world leaders turn rhetoric into reality on fighting poverty.

UN To Hear Evidence Of ‘Appalling’ Government Attacks On UK Worker’s Rights

Trade Union Act and the awarding of government contracts to “anti-union employers” who blacklist thousands of workers will be under the spotlight.

Poorer Children Disproportionately Affected By Austerity Measures, Says UN

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.

UN Asks Government To Explain Two-Child Cap On Child Tax Credits

SNP raised concerns about ‘medieval’ clause that it says discriminates against those who may want larger families for religious reasons.

UK Disabled People Facing ‘Multitude Of Attacks On Their Human Rights’

Disability rights campaigners have revealed a 'dossier of complaints' from disabled people, which has sparked a UN into Government's welfare reforms.

‘Callous’ Tory Welfare Axe Could Hit 43% Of Disabled Benefit Claimants

Iain Duncan Smith is facing an investigation by the United Nations, over whether his welfare cuts are a 'gross' human rights violation.

Government Is Stripping UK Children Of Rights, Says Report To UN

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.

Disabled People Appeal To UN Over Independent Living Fund Closure

Two disabled people have lodged a complaint with the United Nations over the Government's plan to close the Independent Living Fund.

Austerity Has Hit Disadvantaged Children Hardest, MPs And Peers Say

Report by joint committee on human rights says worst suffering has been inflicted on children from migrant and low-income families.

Campaigners Slam UK Government’s ‘Paltry’ Support For Syrian Refugees

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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