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Disabled people’s rights: information following the UK’s first periodic review

The UN asked the UK to respond 12 months after the first periodic review on a selection of recommendations in its concluding observations.

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We published our initial report on the rights of disabled people in November 2011, as required by the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

We published more information in July 2017 in connection with the UN’s first periodic review of how the United Kingdom (UK) is implementing the convention.

The UN published its report of ‘concluding observations’ on the first periodic review in August 2017.

On this page we have published our initial response to specific recommendations from the UN’s concluding observations. We were asked to respond to these 12 months after our periodic review. We will provide information on all the recommendations when we have our next periodic review.

The Office for Disability Issues coordinates the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the UK.

Alternative formats

Watch a British Sign Language (BSL) video of the report.

Disability Rights: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

If you need help accessing this document or you would like to request a Braille copy contact:

Email: odi.contactus@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Office for Disability Issues
Caxton House
6-12 Tothill Street
London
SW1H 9NA

Published 6 September 2018
Last updated 3 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added easy read version.
  2. Added Welsh versions.
  3. Added British Sign Language (BSL) video of the report.
  4. Added PDF and open document formats
  5. First published.