FRA presents independent living project and indicators to UN Disability Committee

On 19 April in Geneva, FRA will take part in a day of general discussion on Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on the right to live independently and be included in the community.

During a panel on autonomy, self-determination and personal choice systems, FRA will present its on-going project on the right to independent living of people with disabilities, as well as its human rights indicators linked to specific articles of the CRPD. FRA has so far developed indicators on Article 29 (participation in political and public life), as well as Article 19. The discussions, part of the 15th session of the CRPD Committee, will feed into the Committee’s preparation of a general comment on Article 19 of the CRPD.