Publication date: 21 May 2014

The right to political participation for persons with disabilities: human rights indicators

The opportunity to be involved in political life, whether by standing for elected office, joining a political party, or following political news stories in the media, is at the heart of what it means to live in a democratic society. The report analyses data on the situation of political participation of persons with disabilities collected from across the 28 European Union (EU) Member States by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the European Commission-funded Academic Network of European Disability Experts (ANED).

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The right to political participation for persons with disabilities: human rights indicators (3.82 MB)

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The right to political participation of persons with disabilities - Summary (Word) (281.22 KB)

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The right to political participation of persons with disabilities - Summary (304.35 KB)

Overview

The human rights indicators presented in the report show that legal and administrative barriers, inaccessible processes and information, and a lack of awareness about political rights can deny persons with disabilities the opportunity to participate in the political lives of their communities. The research also reveals the absence of reliable and comparable data about persons with disabilities’ experiences of taking part in elections in the EU. Addressing these challenges as soon as possible is essential for increasing the legitimacy of public institutions and creating more equitable and inclusive societies in which all members can participate fully.

The full set of indicators is also available online.

Country research

Publication date:
July 2014

Background reports on the right to political participation for persons with disabilities

These country reports constitute the background information drawn on by the FRA in order to compile its comparative analysis for the report ‘The right to political participation for persons with disabilities: human rights indicators’. The bulk of the information in the country reports comes from ad hoc information reports prepared under contract by the FRA’s research network FRANET. They consist of information regarding the situation of political participation for persons with disabilities in the 28 EU Member States.

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Publication date: 09 July 2014

Political participation indicators Austria [AT] (92.37 KB)

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Political participation indicators Belgium [BE] (82.26 KB)

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Political participation indicators Bulgaria [BG] (70.05 KB)

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Political participation indicators Croatia [HR] (90.29 KB)

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Political participation indicators Cyprus [CY] (68.51 KB)

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Political participation indicators Czech Republic [CZ] (71.57 KB)

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Political participation indicators Danmark [DK] (78.33 KB)

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Political participation indicators Estonia [EE] (150.5 KB)

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Political participation indicators Finland [FI] (88.27 KB)

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Political participation indicators France [FR] (172.5 KB)

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Political participation indicators Germany [DE] (84.65 KB)

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Political participation indicators Greece [EL] (200 KB)

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Political participation indicators Hungary [HU] (205.5 KB)

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Political participation indicators Ireland [IE] (66.56 KB)

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Political participation indicators Italy [IT] (86.23 KB)

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Political participation indicators Latvia [LV] (222 KB)

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Political participation indicators Lithuania [LT] (222.5 KB)

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Political participation indicators Luxembourg [LU] (73.87 KB)

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Political participation indicators Malta [MT] (79.1 KB)

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Political participation indicators Netherlands [NL] (70.22 KB)

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Political participation indicators Poland [PL] (222.5 KB)

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Political participation indicators Portugal [PT] (179.5 KB)

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Political participation indicators Romania [RO] (83.69 KB)

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Political participation indicators Sweden [SK] (197 KB)

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Political participation indicators Slovenia [SI] (91.74 KB)

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Political participation indicators Spain [ES] (105.97 KB)

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Political participation indicators Sweden [SE] (120.03 KB)

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Political participation indicators United Kingdom [UK] (108.16 KB)

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