Ryan, F (2019) Crippled

Austerity and the Demonisation of Disabled People

  • Catherine Wishart
Keywords: Disability, Human Rights, Demonisationsation


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In 2018 the United Nations released the findings of a secret inquiry into state-level violations of the human rights of disabled people. Its conclusion was that a 'human catastrophe' was underway. In every aspect of civil life, from employment and housing to education and social security, disabled people are hugely disadvantaged. You might easily assume this report was conducted in a country with a minimal policy commitment to human rights but, in fact, it was conducted in Britain. 

Author Biography

Catherine Wishart

Recent Community Education Student- University of Edinburgh

How to Cite
Wishart, C. (2020) “Ryan, F (2019) Crippled”, Concept, 11(3), pp. 1-3. Available at: http://concept.lib.ed.ac.uk/article/view/5247 (Accessed: 20May2024).