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Calling for Evidence - UK Shadow Report UNCRPD

We need YOUR feedback and comments

Due to very short timescale, the BDA is working with the "Reclaiming Our Futures" Alliance (RoF): UK Deaf and Disabled Peoples' organisations (http://www.inclusionlondon.co.uk/ROF-alliance-Call-for-Evidence). We want to include as many people's experiences and evidence as possible which is why we would like your feedback by Thursday 22nd May so we can improve the evidence in our report.

Please send any information to bda@bda.org.uk or post it in BSL in Dropbox. We will be greatly appreciated with any input.


Click the images for UNCRPD Draft Report and Feedback Form.



For full information, BSL video of "This guide to the UNCRPD" in BSL and with subtitles explains the Convention and tells you how to use your rights. Or see below videos- short brief on each Article.

Article 1 – Purpose

Article 2 – Definitions:

Article 3 – General Principles

Article 4 – General Obligations

Article 5 – Equality and non-discrimination

Article 6 – Women with disabilities

Article 7 – Children with disabilities

Article 8 – Awareness-raising

Article 9 – Accessibility

Article 10 – Right to life

Article 11 – Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies

Article 12 – Equal recognition before the law

Article 13 – Access to justice

Article 14 – Liberty and security of person

Article 15 – Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Article 16 – Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse

Article 17 – Protecting the integrity of the person

Article 18 – Liberty of movement and nationality

Article 19 – Living independently and being included in the community

Article 20 – Personal mobility

Article 21 – Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information

Article 22 – Respect for privacy

Article 23 – Respect for home and the family

Article 24 – Education

Article 25 – Health

Article 26 – Habilitation and rehabilitation

Article 27 – Work and employment

Article 28 – Adequate standard of living and social protection

Article 29 – Participation in political and public life

Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

Article 31 – Statistics and data collection

Article 32 – International cooperation

Article 33 – National implementation and monitoring

Download UNCRPD Shadow Report FINAL DRAFT SBS amended.