Policy paper

Disabled people's rights: information for the UK's first periodic review

Information provided to the United Nations (UN) in connection with its first periodic review of disabled people’s rights.

Documents

(PDF version) List of issues in relation to the initial report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: government response

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(PDF version) Annexes A and B: additional information to support the response of the UK to the list of issues

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(Easy read) United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities: Our first review – 2017: the government’s answers to the UN Committee

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Welsh (government response): Rhestr o faterion sy'n ymwneud ag adroddiad cychwynnol Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon: Ymateb Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon i'r rhestr o faterion

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Welsh (annexes A and B): Gwybodaeth Ychwanegol i Ategu Ymateb Teyrnas Unedig Prydain Fawr a Gogledd Iwerddon i'r Rhestr o Faterion

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Details

The government published its 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.

As part of its first periodic review of how the United Kingdom (UK) is implementing the convention, the UN asked for more information in April 2017. They did so by publishing a ‘List of issues’.

The government’s response published on this page provides the information the UN asked for. The Office for Disability Issues coordinates the United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the UK.

British Sign Language (BSL)

Watch a British Sign Language (BSL) video of the government response with an audio soundtrack.

List of issues in relation to the initial report of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: government response

Published 5 July 2017
Last updated 20 July 2017 + show all updates
  1. Added Welsh versions of the government response and supporting information (annexes A and B).
  2. Added BSL video.
  3. First published.