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Advocate presses case for rights of disabled

Disabled people in the Isle of Man have rights under international law to a better deal in society - which are not upheld by the government.

So says advocate Paul Beckett who this week delivered a keynote presentation to deaf and blind people.

Mr Beckett told the gathering the Isle of Man became party to two international covenants in 1976, covering access to justice, work and health care for all citizens. 

He argues the Manx government's under a legal obligation to implement those covenants - but has failed to do so.

Mr Beckett was approached by the Island's Deaf Champion Gareth Foulkes, and was inspired to probe further after hearing of the experiences of local deaf people:


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