Next year the elections at the European Parliament will be an opportunity for millions of Europeans to have their say in how Europe should be run. However, many people with disabilities face barriers in exercising this basic right.
This report analyses the current international and European legal standards and compares EU Member States’ laws in the area of legal capacity. Evidence from fieldwork research supports the legal analysis, providing eloquent testimony to the obstacles many persons with disabilities face in securing equal enjoyment of their fundamental rights.
These national thematic studies constitute the background information drawn on by FRA in order to compile its comparative report of the study "Fundamental rights of persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with mental health problems". The study covers all relevant aspects of the anti-discrimination and equality framework. In particular it focuses on the incorporation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) into national law in EU Member States.