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To: Finian McGrath Minister of State with Responsibilities for Disability

Demand full rights for people with disabilities in Ireland - add your voice

Demand full rights for people with disabilities in Ireland - add your voice

The Irish Government must honour its promise to people with disabilities by ratifying the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on People with Disabilities

Why is this important?

After an 11-year delay, the Government recently took the final steps towards ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.

However, it turns out that the government has for now abandoned its pledge to at the same time ratify a key protocol that goes along with the Convention.

The protocol gives people with disabilities a real chance to achieve their rights in cases where the government is failing them. The protocol allows groups or individuals to make complaints to the UN to ensure the government does what it says it will do.

This government has effectively turned its back on 640,000 people with disabilities in this State by failing to ratify this protocol.


Reasons for signing

  • Once again they ignore the most vbulnerable in our society.
  • The current government is a disgrace on so many levels: health, housing and education principally, but also on equality and disability legislation.
  • Agree this Govt just paid lip service not actually ratifying full UN Convention because they know are currently multiple breaches they would have to admit to and rectify.

Updates

2018-03-14 09:00:59 +0000

1,000 signatures reached

2018-03-13 21:00:40 +0000

500 signatures reached

2018-03-13 15:49:50 +0000

100 signatures reached

2018-03-13 14:30:23 +0000

50 signatures reached

2018-03-13 13:51:57 +0000

25 signatures reached

2018-03-13 13:37:43 +0000

10 signatures reached