United Nations

Convention on the Rights
of Persons with Disabilities

Distr.: General
17 May 2017
Original: English

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Decision adopted by the Committee under article 2 of the
Optional Protocol, concerning communication
No. 27/2015*, **
Communication submitted by:


Alleged victim:

The author

State party:

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern

Date of communication:

12 February 2015 (initial submission)

Document references:

Decision taken pursuant to rule 70 of the
Committee’s rules of procedure, transmitted to
the State party on 9 March 2015 (not issued in
document form)

Date of adoption of decision:

24 March 2017

Subject matter:

Access to health services

Procedural issues:

Exhaustion of domestic remedies; substantiation
of claims

Substantive issues:

Right to health services; right to habilitation and
rehabilitation services; equality and nondiscrimination; right to life; equal recognition
before the law; freedom from cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment; protecting the integrity of
the person; inclusion and participation in the
community; respect for home and family life;
right to education; right to work and employment;
right to participation in cultural life

Articles of the Convention:

5, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 23-27 and 30

Article of the Optional Protocol:

Article 2 (d) and (e)

The author of the communication is L.M.L., a national of the United Kingdom of
Great Britain and Northern Ireland. She has suffered from a number of complex health
* Adopted by the Committee at its seventeenth session (20 March-12 April 2017).
** The following members of the Committee participated in the examination of the communication:
Ahmad Al-Saif, Danlami Umaru Basharu, Monthian Buntan, Imed Eddine Chaker, Theresia Degener,
Jun Ishikawa, Samuel Njuguna Kabue, Kim Hyung Shik, Stig Langvad, Lászlo Gábor Lovászy,
Robert George Martin, Martin Babu Mwesigwa, Carlos Alberto Parra Dussan, Coomaravel
Pyaneandee, Valery Nikitich Rukhledev, Jonas Ruskus, Damjan Tatić and You Liang.



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