EU CRPD Framework site launched

The official website of the EU Framework for the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is now live.

The website explains how the Framework works, what it does, and the role each member plays in the promotion, protection and monitoring of the UN’s disability convention. The Framework’s activities cover areas of EU competence which include EU legislation and policies as well as the EU’s public administration such as recruitment and access to documents.

The EU formally acceded to the CRPD in December 2010, which was the first time the EU became party to a core international human rights treaty. One of the CRPD’s requirements is to put in place a framework to promote, protect and monitor the convention’s implementation. The EU Council established the EU Framework in 2012.

FRA is one of the Framework members, alongside the European Parliament, the European Commission, the European Ombudsman and the European Disability Forum.