FRA’s family of five infographics to help raise awareness of the voting rights of people with disabilities have now been made available in many more EU languages. Each infographic targets a different audience and draws on FRA research into the right to political participation of people with disabilities.
Record numbers of migrants died as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe in 2014. Member States should therefore consider offering more legal possibilities for people in need of international protection to enter the EU, as viable alternatives to risky irregular entry. This is one of the conclusions from this year’s Annual report which looks at developments across the EU in many areas over 2014.
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).