3. My response to the EHRC's response.
- Which UK Laws comply with the CRPD.
- Which UK Laws are being harmonised with the CRPD in the next year.
- Which UK Laws are being harmonised with the CRPD in over a years time.
- Which UK Laws will not be harmonised with the CRPD.
2. The EHRC's response to my initial query.
1. My Initial Query
Date: 2 October 2013 15:07:21 BST
To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
Subject: Political Bias Within EHRC
I would like to make the following observations.
1/ As a severely head injured disabled person I would like to protest in the strongest terms about the continuing involvement of Lord Holmes as Disability Commissioner. I believe it totally improper for anybody with a political allegiance to be in this position. Your treatment of disabled people may well be prejudiced by any political bias your disability commissioner displays,
2/ The UNCRPD has been marginalised by not being written into UK Law. The UN have had to send in a Special Rapporteur, Raquel Rolnik to point out problems with the bedroom tax (66% of those affected by it have a disabled family member) but I haven't heard any comment from Lord Holmes or the EHRC on this subject. It appears to me the UN are having to monitor the implementation of the UNCRPD because Lord Holmes is refusing to! Do you have any comment on this?
3/ Why are you not campaigning for the UNCRPD to be incorporated into UK law in the way the ECHR is? I believe Scope will be doing just this !
4/ 10,000+ people have died within 6 weeks of being subjected to a work capability assessment. Don't you care? Surely their human rights are being abused by this government! Amnesty International agreed at their AGM this year that the human rights of disabled people in the UK are being abrogated. Do you disagree with them?
I believe it likely that possible political influence being exerted over the EHRC will lead to you becoming nothing more than a lapdog of the government.
Please answer my queries above and explain whether your organisation has the political will to resist being shut up and controlled by the government like the UKDPC and DRUK have been!
Ian M Jones