FRA was invited by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to present its report on “Legal capacity of persons with mental health problems and persons with intellectual disabilities” at a meeting with key stakeholders in Belfast on 10 October.
FRA's latest opinion on the impact of EU equality legislation notes how people continue to face discrimination in their daily lives despite the considerable progress in terms of policies and laws nationally and EU-wide.
FRA has published a report underlining how legal incapacity can prevent people with disabilities from exercising choice and control over their lives, despite the promise of current international standards.
This year's European Day of Persons with Disabilities conference, on 3-4 December in Brussels, focuses on active participation of people with disabilities in public life. It will explore how European, national and local policies can support and promote good practice in in politics, media and sports. On this important European Day, FRA reaffirms its commitment to help build a more inclusive society that safeguards the rights of people with disabilities.
The FRA presented on 29 November its two recent reports on hate crime and on minorities as victims of crime. This presentation was given as part of the fundamental rights exhibition at the European Parliament and was followed by a panel debate organised in partnership with the European Parliament’s Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI).
On 16 October 2012, FRA gave a presentation to a public hearing organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) on implementing and monitoring the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.