As EU ministers meet to discuss the future of the EU’s policies on freedom, security and justice, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines practical suggestions in its Annual report about how to ensure people in the EU can have their rights better protected. It also maps out the fundamental rights challenges and achievements that took place over the course of 2013.
Legal, administrative and accessibility barriers can prevent millions of voters with disabilities from taking part in elections finds the latest research from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
People with disabilities are active citizens keen to participate in political life given the right opportunities. However, legal, administrative and accessibility barriers can still prevent them from taking part in elections finds the latest research on the rights of people with disabilities from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA).
Next year the elections at the European Parliament will be an opportunity for millions of Europeans to have their say in how Europe should be run. However, many people with disabilities face barriers in exercising this basic right.
FRA was invited by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to present its report on “Legal capacity of persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities” at a meeting with key stakeholders in Belfast on 10 October.