Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR): Inquiry on human rights protections in international agreements
Business Disability Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation which exists to transform the life chances of disabled people. We do this by bringing business leaders, disabled people, and Government together to understand what needs to change to improve the life opportunities and experiences of disabled people in employment, economic growth, and society more widely. We provide practical, evidence-based, strategic solutions for businesses to recruit, retain, and provide inclusive products and services to disabled people.
We are particularly concerned about the human rights of disabled people when international agreements are discussed and decided upon. In this submission, we are urging that “human rights” includes consideration of the impact a potential agreement has upon the lives of disabled people, particularly in relation to the accessibility of products, services, and other provisions (such as infrastructures, technology and product design, and other agreements that effect a delivery of services or contracts to the UK public).