Tag Archives: UNCRPD

Real progress on Independent Living in Serbia

Three CIL members (from Sombor, Smederevo and Leskovac) are on different lists for local parliament elections in May 2012 The impact of having Gordana Rajkov as the first disabled MP has led more disabled people … Read more

Presentation of the book on The family dimension of the UN Convention

On the occasion of the International Day of Families COFACE will present together with Ádám Kósa (MEP, Chair of the Disability Intergroup) the new COFACE publication, The family dimension of the United Nations Convention on … Read more

The annual meeting of Fundamental Rights Platform

The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) had its two day annual meeting in Vienna. The annual meeting brings together members of the Agency’s network to work in … Read more

UK is Breaching Human Rights of Disabled, UN told

Source: Stephen Naysmith – Herald Scotland A SCOTTISH campaigner will this morning (2nd April 2012) tell the Human Rights Council of the UN that the UK Government is in breach of its human rights obligations to disabled people. … Read more

ENIL’s visit to Belarus: “What is IL and why is it needed?”

The Office for the Rights of Persons with a Disability (ORPD) in Minsk invited ENIL’s executive director Jamie Bolling to Belarus. The visit took place between 25th and 29th February 2012. The theme for the … Read more

AER Committee two meeting – March 2012 in Joensuu, Finland

The spring meeting of the AER Social Policy and Public Health Committee took place in Joensuu, Finland on 19-21 March 2012.  The meeting was an invitation of the region of North Karelia. AER members joined … Read more

Struggle for personal assistance in Finland

Finland has a plan to close down all institutions for people with intellectual disabilities by 2020 and that by 2016 no more than 500 persons will be living in institutions.  The close-down of these institutions … Read more

Mind Change Conference

The first European Mind Change Conference will take place in Villach, Austria from the 2nd – 4th May 2012. Mind Change is an NGO that promotes the social inclusion of disabled people. They believe that … Read more

After-birth abortion or the danger of thought experiments

“Parents should have the right to kill their newborn baby.” So say two academics in an article in the renowned ‘Journal of Medical Ethics’. Their controversial statement provoked a global wave of horror and even … Read more

Protest in Germany

Every year around the 5th May, the European day of protest for equal rights for people with disabilities, there are many actions and initiatives of disability organizations in many parts of Germany. On 10 May … Read more

Irish MEP’s Discuss European Union Austerity Measures

On the 9th February 2012 ENIL and the parliamentary group GUE/NGL held a hearing in the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the right of Independent Living – How the EU’s austerity policy is undermining the lives … Read more

The right of people with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community

“ The right of people with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community” Issue Paper commissioned and published by the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe. Download it here … Read more

ENIL on the Joint Committee on Human Rights Report on Independent Living and UNCRDP

Rights of disabled people may be at risk, says Human Rights Committee  The disability movement/Independent Living movement of the UK is very pleased about the outcome of this report. It was exactly what we needed … Read more

Reprint: Disabled people have come so far – don’t undo all the progress

The UK is at risk of breaching international obligations to disabled people, so I’m proud to help safeguard independence Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/mar/01/disabled-people-have-come-far As a severely disabled person, I am reminded every day of the tremendous progress made … Read more

U.K.: Rights of disabled people may be at risk, says Human Rights Committee

JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS PRESS NOTICE No 87, Session 2010-12, 27 February 2012    The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) today publishes its Report on the implementation of the right of disabled people … Read more

DPAC: Letter warns Government that Scrapping ILF would ‘wreck lives’

Campaigners have handed the government a letter signed by hundreds of user-led organisations and disabled activists, in an effort to save the Independent Living Fund (ILF). The letter, written by the campaign group Disabled People … Read more

Reminder: Free online seminars on UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are hosting a series of four free online seminars. The aim of these seminars is to relate the Disability Convention to what … Read more

Spotlight: Hearing in the European Parliament: “Defend the Right of Independent Living – How the EU’s austerity policy is undermining the lives of people with disabilities.”

On the 9th February 2012 ENIL and the European parliamentary group GUE/NGL (European United Left/Nordic Green Left) held a hearing in the European Parliament. The purpose of this hearing was to show from a number … Read more

Good news! Bulgaria ratified the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Bulgaria has finally ratified the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities. After a long and hard battle for the human rights of many disabled people in Bulgaria, Parliament has taken this serious step … Read more

Press release: ENIL and European United Left/Nordic Green Left Hold a Parliamentary Hearing on the Impact of EU’s Austerity Policy on Persons with Disabilities

On 9 February 2012, the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and the group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left are holding a hearing in the European Parliament entitled ‘Defend the Right of Independent … Read more

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