International Day of Disabled Persons 2010

On 3 December, we're marking the UN International Day of Disabled Persons. Find out why we think the day is important and how we're promoting human rights for disabled people.

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Commissioner Mike SmithMike Smith on today's importance

Mike Smith, Commissioner and Chair of the Disability Committee writes about why today is important.

UN logoImplementing the UN Convention

What is the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and what are we doing to help implement it?

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Inquiry into home care of older people

Find out about our Inquiry into the human rights of older people and disabled people receiving home-based care. We have just launched our call for evidence - let us know about your experiences.

Our work

Disability harassment inquiry

Our inquiry into disability-related harassment is looking at how well public bodies are addressing the issues. We recently asked for your evidence and we're now considering the feedback we collected. We also want to meet people affected by the issues raised.

Inquiry into home care of older people

We're undertaking an Inquiry into the human rights of older disabled people receiving home-based care, aiming to provide clarity and confidence for all who have rights and responsibilities that human rights are being protected.

 

Specific challenges from 'How Fair is Britain?'

'How Fair is Britain?' is our report on equality, human rights and good relations in 2010. It highlights several challenges which explicitly refer to disabled people. Find out more about what these are and browse the online summary.

Our guide to the UNCRPD

We've produced a guide to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and what it means for you. Read and download the guide for disabled people and disabled people's organisations.