This video from London, England says about itself:
2 March 2015
By Will Stone in Britain:
UN probes whether attacks on welfare breach rights
Tuesday 1st September 2015
DISABLED activists scored a major victory yesterday by triggering the first UN inquiry of its kind into whether the government’s welfare reforms violate their human rights.
The UN will send human-rights lawyer Catalina Devandas Aguilar to Britain in the near future to investigate the Department for Work and Pensions’ reforms, prompted by a historic application by campaign group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC).
She is to examine whether Work and Pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith’s welfare cuts represent a “grave and systematic” violation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
DPAC made a formal submission under the CRPD optional protocol, which establishes an individual complaints mechanism, allowing individuals or campaign groups the right to complain to the convention.
The campaign group lodged their challenge in May 2013 after three years of drastic cuts targeting disabled people by the Con-Dem government.
Now the UN has agreed to investigate, making it the first time the protocol has been successfully applied.
“This shows that three very ordinary people can actually make the government accountable to the UN and that we are not completely powerless,” said DPAC co-founder Linda Burnip, in reference to the trio from her campaign group who made the painstaking application.
“It’s been a very tortuous process. What it will do is leave a permanent public record of what has happened to disabled people in the UK.”
She extended her gratitude to former Labour minister for disabled people Anne McGuire, who signed Britain up to the operational protocol.
The UN will now examine the vicious and punitive attacks on disabled people’s independent living as well as the cuts which have seen so many placed in inhuman circumstances led to unnecessary deaths, DPAC said.
When DPAC first applied there was far less information and statistics on the effects of welfare “reform” and loss of a right to independent living on disabled people.
But the evidence DPAC presented to the CRPD committee was compelling, covering among other things the failings of the work capability assessment, the bedroom tax, the closure of the independent living fund and benefit cuts.