EHRC to investigate disability related harassment and role of public authorities

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission have announced that it intends to conduct a Formal Inquiry into disability related harassment in England and Wales and how public authorities are protecting disabled people’s human rights to live free from violence and abuse. The announcement comes on the United Nations ‘International Day of Persons with Disabilities’.  The Commission is the UN accredited human rights body for Great Britain with specific responsibilities to promote and monitor implementation of the recently ratified Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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