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Posted 30/10-08 at 14.18

Remember, Remember the 5th of November ...

In a modern twist on the Gun Powder Plot disabled activists and campaigners will present a petition to Prime Minister Gordon Brown, at 10 Downing Street next week. The petition, of over fifty thousand signatures, calls on the Prime Minister to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities. It has been organised by the UNCCC, a Campaign Coalition of Disapled People and their organisations.


The UK Government signed the UN Convention in March 2007. They need to ratifythe Convention for it to become legally binding. So far, it has not done so. Full ratification is required to protect the essential rights of disabled people in the UK.


"We believe that Human Rights are universal. Governments can not pick and choose. Why does the UK wish to continue established discriminatory practice?"
said a spokesperson for the UNCCC.


To join the protest on the 5th of November meet at Richmond Terrace (opposite the entrance to Downing Street) between 11.30 and 12.30.
Have YOU signed yet? There is still time. The government petition is open until 25th January 2009.

Please go online today: The campaign invites disabled people and their allies  to encourage the Prime Minister to ratify the Convention in full - add your name to our online petition at http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/noreservations/


Comment added 02/11-15 at 05.37 by: author (f1053154764@gmail.com)


Comment added 07/12-08 at 18.34 by: Alex (Tooting)

We need better action. PLEASE PLEASE write to your MPs. Or better still, Write to the PRIME MINISTER, Gordon Brown MP asking him to drop the remaining reservations to the UN Convention on Disabled People’s Rights. Letters should be addressed to Rt Hon Gordon Brown MP, Prime Minster, 10 Downing Street, London, SW1A 2AA

Comment added 03/11-08 at 16.46 by: Giovanni (giovanni.padovani@europarl.europa.eu)

I read your post.
Unfortunately I won't be in London with you to demonstrate in Downing Street...Keep in touch.

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