Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scots disabled people's human rights highlighted at UN - BBC

Originally published: March 13, 2017

The United Nations has been told more must be done to protect the rights of disabled people in Scotland.

It comes after the UN warned that UK government welfare reforms had led to "grave and systematic" violations of disabled people's human rights.

A new report says both the UK and Scottish governments need to take urgent action to allow disabled people to access all their rights.

The UK government said it offered "tailored and effective support".

The Scottish government said "effective solutions" to the problems disabled people faced "must be drawn from experiences of disabled people themselves".