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Cartoonist Crippen comments on disability rights and the Equality Act 2010

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Disabled cartoonist Crippen comes out of hibernation to once again provide his hard-hitting political cartoons for DAO.

The one thing that is really worrying me now is what Boris Johnson and his cronies are going to do with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The Tories have already stated that it will be scrapped when we finally leave the EU but they haven’t given us any indication what it will be replaced with.

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EU Human Rights cartoon. Image © Crippen

Having lost the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), Disabled people once again became the poor relation within the general rights catchall of the Equality Act 2010. We also lost all the case law that came through Disabled people using the DDA to challenge illegal and unsafe practice through the courts.

I’m not able to find a specific total of the amount of case law we’ve accumulated under the ECHR, as it’s all combined with other European country’s figures, however, there are several cases I found that had resulted in positive outcomes for disabled people based on both Article 2 (Right to Life) and Article 3 (the prohibition of inhuman or degrading treatment). Article 5 (the right to liberty and freedom) was used, but not as frequently.

So, we can safely assume that we in the UK are certainly going to be back down at the bottom of the pile again, once Boris gets in with his wrecking ball! We’re in the shit again people. About time we got ourselves organised once again and started making a noise about our decreasing role in society. Are you with me?! … what’s that? I can’t hear you!

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And here is an audio transcription for easier access to the Blog (voice of Helen Lupton aka Mrs Crippen)

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