Hundreds of thousands of disabled and ill people in the UK are being detained unlawfully in care homes and hospitals, according to a new report by the Law Commission.
Disabled people are protected by human rights. Whatever a person’s abilities, they are entitled to a basic standard of dignity which human rights laws guarantee.
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The human rights of disabled people are protected by a 2009 Convention
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The purpose of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.