The UNCRPD is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of persons with Disabilities. On Friday the 16th of September 2016, DAS and Inclusion Scotland are running a joint event at Touchbase in Glasgow to canvass views on the UNCRDP and the rights of disabled people.

The Scottish Government has a clear aim: for disabled people to have the same equality and human rights as non-disabled people.  This was stated in the overview of its UNCRPD Draft Disability Delivery Plan 2016 - 2020. 

View the consultation document here.

In 2015 DAS submitted a response to the Scottish Government’s Draft Delivery Plan and whilst DAS members broadly welcomed the Scottish Government's intention to protect and promote the rights of disabled people in Scotland, the response noted that to truly realise the ambitions of the plan, improvements in the infrastructure strategy and planning across the public and third sectors must be ensured.

Download DAS response to the Scottish Government’s UNCRPDconsultation (pdf)

Consultation responses were returned by the 4th of January 2016 and the Scottish Government committed to a response to the consultation in April 2016 and to publish their final delivery plan in the summer of 2016.

In 2017 the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will conduct its first examination of the UK, looking at the steps it has taken to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD).  DAS will again play a role in providing feedback in this process.

Read more about the UNCRPD

 

 

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