European Parliament public hearing on the rights of people with disabilities

On 9 October in Brussels, the European Parliament’s Committee on Petitions will host its annual public hearing on the rights of people with disabilities.

he Agency will contribute to a panel discussion looking at legal capacity and the right to vote. Looking ahead to the 2019 European Parliament elections, FRA’s presentation will highlight the barriers that people with disabilities continue to face when trying to exercise their right to participate in political and public life.

Other sessions will present the 2018 update of the study on the Committee’s protection role in the context of implementation of the UN disability convention, and discuss the situation of women with disabilities.

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