Letter to the ICC at the Hague Re Mistreatment of the Disabled and Sick

Tony Gurney
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Tony Gurney
Letter to the ICC at the Hague Re Mistreatment of the Disabled and Sick
of 75,000 signatures

To: Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor

Dear Mrs. Fatou Bensouda

We are aware that Mr Samuel Miller has written to you to ask if it possible to file an ICC complaint against several British Ministers—namely, Iain Duncan Smith, Chris Grayling, and Maria Miller for their role in the draconian welfare reforms and the resultant deaths of our society’s most vulnerable.

We, the undersigned, are adding our voices to Mr Miller's request for answers to the following questions:

Are austerity deaths of the sick and disabled in the U.K. considered a crime against humanity by the ICC?

Would the UNCRPD be taken into consideration by the court?

Do you believe that the sick and disabled of Britain have a justiciable ICC case?


Why is this important?

I am sure many of you are aware of the measures that the Govt has introduced to root out the supposed fraudsters claiming Disability and Sickness Benefits. This is being carried out by a company called Atos, based on a system produced by an American Insurance Company called Unum, which has been declared unfit in the US.

The result of this decision by the Govt is the deaths of approximately 70 people every week who have been declared fit for work by Atos. It is alleged many of these people are dying in poverty, and many more are forced into poverty after being declared fit for work because they can't get work, or cannot complete the work fare element of JSA.

While you have your health, none of this matters. But one simple mishap could mean you finding yourself on the receiving end of this, and I am convinced you would not have to look too far to find someone in your social circles who is also suffering at the hands of this system.

The letter written by Samuel Miller has a long list of links to support this, and if a Canadian is going to put the effort into helping us, surely we need to speak up with him.


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Reasons for signing

  • Pat L. 2015-11-24 18:50:56 +0000
    I am disabled through polio 55 yrs. I feel that disabled people are hounded and felt to be guilty.
  • morry d. 2015-11-12 21:36:25 +0000
    I am appalled, beyond shock at what is occurring to day and further welfare cuts have been announced affecting the poorest and the most vulnerable, may God help us all. Nobody can do anything about it and the government seem to be sniggering at any idea of UN investigating as if the UN can do nothing. They are the elite and can do what they wish. That is the message they give out.
  • Val M. 2015-11-02 11:27:28 +0000
    I signed because the British Government's treatment of the sick, the disabled and the poor in the UK is a crime against humanity. We shouldn't stand by and condone it with our passivity.


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