A clear legal basis outlining roles and responsibilities would help guide the EU’s framework to promote, protect and monitor the implementation of the UN’s Disability Convention, according to FRA’s latest Opinion.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, shared with FRA staff his concerns for human rights during his visit to FRA in Vienna on 29 April. He stressed the importance of FRA’s work, speaking of how there is an urgent need to ensure respect for human rights in these challenging times.
FRA provided input on how Article 19 (the right to live independently and be included in the community) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) can be monitored to the CRPD Committee on 19 April in Geneva.
The FRA Director Michael O’Flaherty met on 15 April with the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Georg Link, and the Head of ODIHR’s Human Rights Department.
On 16 and 17 March, representatives of the FRANET contractors working on the fieldwork phase of FRA’s project on the right to independent living of persons with disabilities met in Vienna to kick off the national qualitative research.