To: Rt. Hon. David Lidington, M.P., Lord Chancellor of Great Britain and Secretary of State for Justice

AFFIRMATIVE PROTECTIONS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE NEW BRITISH BILL OF RIGHTS

AFFIRMATIVE PROTECTIONS FOR DISABLED PEOPLE IN THE NEW BRITISH BILL OF RIGHTS

To explicitly enshrine in the new British Bill of Rights, which will replace the Human Rights Act, Affirmative Protections for British people who are disabled, especially those who were born profoundly disabled; effectively the protective rights which will be removed by the repeal of the Human Rights Act:-
The Right to Life
The Right not to be Tortured - including not being involved in Medical Experiments without the person's express consent
The Right to Private and Family Life
The Right to Marry

Why is this important?

In the past, whenever there have been protections for disabled people they have been implied and found to be able to be "short-circuited". The disabled people of the United Kingdom need to be sure of their protection against abuses of the State and its Agents or Contractors, but no longer to be considered as an implicit part of any decision as we can never be truly equal no matter how hard we try or how much society adapts to our existence. Express Affirmative Protection is absolutely vital!


Reasons for signing

  • I am a support worker for disabled adults in York and I want them to be treated fairly in society.
  • Disabled people should have full protection of human rights.