UN Committee expresses concerns in UK Rights report

In this report the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights expressed a number of concerns about:

  • The proposed introduction of a Bill of Rights
  • The disproportionate adverse impact that austerity measures
  • The unfair reforms to the legal aid system and the introduction of employment tribunal fees
  • The failure to bring into force key provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
  • The disproportionate effect of unemployment on disabled people.
  • Violence against women and girls with disabilities.
  • The lack of a specific definition of poverty and the effect this has on disabled people.
  • The lack of adequate measures to address the increasing levels of food insecurity, malnutrition, including obesity, and the lack of adequate measures to reduce the reliance on food banks.
  • The lack of adequate resources provided to mental health services.
  • Persistent serious shortcomings in the care and treatment of older persons, including those with dementia.

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