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

To: Mrs. Fatou Bensouda, ICC Prosecutor

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

  • robert w. 2015-03-25 12:59:27 -0400
    iain duncan smith has acted like the man he seems to model his policies on, namely hitler. they both have and had the same total disregard to the disabled and less mentally able. hitler was named as a war criminal and smith is doing the same under the banner of austerity
  • Debbie P. 2015-03-21 06:50:37 -0400
    I have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact that the cuts and welfare reform have had on people suffering from serious mental health issues (and those who have had to take care of them who are not equipped to do so.
  • Brian M. 2015-03-18 03:22:57 -0400
    Atos T4. 21st Century, politically correct, versions of policies lifted from 1930s Germany.


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