The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has helped advance the rights of people with disabilities across the EU. A new Focus paper by the EU Agency of Fundamental Rights (FRA) outlines how.
The EU Framework to promote, protect and monitor the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD), of which FRA is a member, held a closed briefing with the CRPD Committee in Geneva on 2 April.
Members of the EU’s monitoring Framework for the UN Disability Convention met today in Brussels at a high-level meeting and renewed their commitment to promote, protect and monitor the rights of people with disabilities in the EU. This commitment is part of the EU’s obligations following its accession to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
On 1 December, the FRA Director, Morten Kjaerum, exchanged views with the members of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee (EMPL) of the European Parliament. The discussions revolved around the projects and activities of FRA, and sought to contribute to the fundamental rights dimension of the work carried out by the EMPL Committee.