FRA presented its work on access to non-judicial redress mechanisms and political participation of people with disabilities at a seminar on EU disability law and the CRPD organised by the Academy of European Law in Trier on 18 and 19 April.
FRA provided input on how Article 19 (the right to live independently and be included in the community) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) can be monitored to the CRPD Committee on 19 April in Geneva.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty met on 15 April with the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Georg Link, and the Head of ODIHR’s Human Rights Department.
On 14 April, FRA presented the legal situation concerning international protection and asylum for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people and their family members in the EU, at a conference in Oxford.
On 13-14 April, the World Bank, the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities and FRA held a workshop in Budapest to discuss challenges in defining and monitoring social inclusion of vulnerable groups, such as Roma.