EHRC publishes disability priorities

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission Disability Committee has published its strategic priorities, setting out how it will use its powers and responsibilities to tackle some of the major issues faced by disabled people. The work plan tackles legislative developments, including how the Equality Bill will affect disabled people and how to put into practice the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

Chair of the Disability Committee, Alun Davies, said “Significant progress has been made with disability rights in the past fifteen years, but deep inequality persists for considerable numbers of disabled people. We’ve set out our plans for the coming year that will tackle these issues head on. We’ll be working closely with other organisations to meet these objectives.”

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