sorry if I sounded a bit angry on my previous post.
We might not be living in poverty but since the Carers Allowance amounts to £3107 a year and working part-time we are only allowed to earn £100 per week maximum (after deductions) this means we are expected to achieve all the things laid out in Article 25, section 1 of the UN DOHR with only £8307 per year maximum.
To put this into perspective.... My local MP is Danny Alexander. Several years ago I met with him with regards to the rates of Carer's Allowance. His response was to send me a letter which stated that he was proud to be part of a Government that's currently reviewing all benefits. We are all aware of what effect the governments benefits review has been. Now, Danny Alexander earns £135,000 per year. In 2 years he claimed over £8000 in travel expenses for his children. This means the man who is Chief Secretary to the Treasury and therefore partly responsible for how the UK government spends it's budget needs to claim more money in travel expenses for his children than what we get in carer's allowance despite his massive salary.
http://www.inverness-courier.co.uk/News ... 072013.htm
I asked the Equality Advisory service about my claim that the UK is breaching Human Rights with the current rates of Carers Allowance.
Their reply was:
From: Equality Advisory Support Service
Sent: 23 August 2013 13:05
Subject: Hi, I believe that the current rate of Carer's Allowance in the uk (£59.75 per ... [Enquiry]
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Hi, I believe that the current rate of Carer's Allowance in the uk (£59.75 per ...
Response Via Email (Samantha Halliwell) 23/08/2013 13:05
Date: 23rd August 2013
Reference Number: 130822-000133
Subject: UN Convention of Human Rights
Thank you for your email to the Equality Advisory Support Service dated the 22nd August 2013.
I understand from your email that you believe there is a breach of article 25 of the UN Convention of Human Rights in regards to Carers’ Allowance.
The UN Convention of Human Rights is not law, it is an agreement which government strive to achieve. The UK has the Human Rights Act which is law and is enforceable by the courts.
Every law within the UK is written to be compatible with the Human Rights Act.
Please find below the articles under the Human Rights Act. If you feel there is a breach of any of this, please let me know and I can outline that article for you.
Article 2 – Right to Life
Article 3 – Right to be free from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment
Article 4: Right to be free from slavery and forced labour
Article 5: Right to Liberty
Article 6: Right to fair trial
Article 7: No punishment without law
Article 8: Right to private and family life, home and correspondence
Article 9: Thought conscience and religion
Article 10: Freedom of expression
Article 11: Freedom of assembly and association
Article 12: Marriage and founding a family
Article 14: Right to non-discrimination
Protocol 1, Article 1: Protection of property
Protocol 1, Article 2: Right to Education
Protocol 1, Article 3: Right to free elections
I hope this information is of use to you. Please return to us if you feel any of the articles above have been breached.
Equality Advisory Support Service
I have therefore followed up with the following query to them:
Sent: 24 August 2013 14:36
To: Equality Advisory Support Service
Subject: RE: Hi, I believe that the current rate of Carer's Allowance in the uk (£59.75 per ... [Enquiry]
Thank you for your reply.
From what I can see Article 25 Section 1 of the UN DOHR doesn’t appear to be intregated into the UK’s Human Rights Act.
Wouldn’t any government which fails to incorporate any section of the UN DOHR into their own human rights laws not then be in breach of Article 2 of the UN DOHR and therefore deliberately not striving towards achieving the rights set out?
Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.