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

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

http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2012/09/23/united-kingdom-government-denounced-for-crimes-against-disabled-people-to-international-criminal-court-in-the-hague/

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.

http://blacktrianglecampaign.org/2012/09/23/united-kingdom-government-denounced-for-crimes-against-disabled-people-to-international-criminal-court-in-the-hague/

Would you also be kind enough to share this Petition with your friends etc


Reasons for signing

  • Raymond L. 2016-05-22 13:04:43 -0400
    I have signed this because I am a double amputee, having to use a whelchair for the rest of my life. I have advanced arthritis in both of my shoulders which also limits my arm movements. What the Govement is doing is shameful!!
  • maria m. 2016-05-23 00:13:59 +0100
    discriminating against sick and disabled is a crime
  • Jan F. 2016-05-22 21:49:21 +0100
    I am disabled and at present on DLA which I was awarded for life over 30 yrs ago. I am waiting for reassessment for PIP and this is hanging over me and worrying me a lot. I dread that I may no longer receive this benefit which will leave me virtually housebound and without my wheelchair accessible vehicle.

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