The researchers Ciara Brennan, Rannveig Traustadottir, Peter Andeberg and James Rice released this week their article “Are Cutbacks to Personal Assistance Violating Sweden’s Obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?”
Conclusions are that the Swedish government is implementing regressive measures on various grounds including the increasingly medical interpretation of “basic needs” and the lack of privacy in the courts. The researchers argue that the Swedish government is violating many of its obligations under the CRPD as the situation for disabled people under the convention is not to regress, which unfortunately is the case.
You can access the article from this link.
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