Equality

Mensen met een handicap

Highlights

  • Report / Paper / Summary
    4
    December
    2018
    The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities commits both the EU and all of its Member States to realising the right of persons with disabilities to live independently in the community – which includes achieving deinstitutionalisation for those residing in institutional settings. But much remains to be done to make this a reality in practice. This report presents the main insights gained during fieldwork on the drivers of and barriers to deinstitutionalisation. Focusing on the local level, it gives voice to a diverse set of actors – most importantly, to people with disabilities themselves.
  • Report / Paper / Summary
    2
    December
    2015
    Children with disabilities face significant barriers to enjoying their fundamental rights. They are often excluded from society, sometimes living in facilities far from their families. They are also denied access to basic services, such as health care and education, and endure stigma and discrimination, as well as sexual, physical and psychological violence. FRA scrutinised the important but underreported issue of violence against children with disabilities, carrying out desk research and conducting interviews with knowledgeable stakeholders. This report presents the results of that research.
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    Fundamental Rights Report 2019: Ten years after the UN’s Disability Convention entered into force, 2018 saw it continue
    to drive advances in disability rights across the EU.
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    Het Verdrag van de Verenigde Naties inzake de rechten van personen met een handicap is het eerste bindende internationale mensenrechteninstrument dat specifiek is bedoeld voor personen met een handicap. Doel van dit Verdrag is om "Voor alle personen met een handicap het volledige genot van alle mensenrechten en fundamentele vrijheden op voet van gelijkheid te bevorderen, beschermen en waarborgen, en ook de eerbiediging van hun inherente waardigheid te bevorderen".
Producten
There are many reasons why adults may find themselves in a situation of vulnerability - because of their age, health or disability. Vulnerable people are at greater risk of unfair treatment, exploitation or abuse. And cross-border settings can lead to additional obstacles. It's time to address these challenges and identify the needs of vulnerable adults so everyone can enjoy their fundamental rights.
Fundamental Rights Report 2019: Ten years after the UN’s Disability Convention entered into force, 2018 saw it continue
to drive advances in disability rights across the EU.
6
June
2019
How much progress can we expect in a decade? Various rights-related instruments had been in place for 10 years in 2018, prompting both sobering and encouraging reflection on this question.
Report / Paper / Summary
26
February
2019
The right to vote is at the heart of what it means
to live in a democratic society. However, legislation
sets out a number of restrictions on this right. With a view to the European Parliament elections in
2019, this paper presents developments in the situation
of the right to vote for people deprived of legal
capacity in the EU.
4
December
2018
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities commits both the EU and all of its Member States to realising the right of persons with disabilities to live independently in the community – which includes achieving deinstitutionalisation for those residing in institutional settings. But much remains to be done to make this a reality in practice. This report presents the main insights gained during fieldwork on the drivers of and barriers to deinstitutionalisation. Focusing on the local level, it gives voice to a diverse set of actors – most importantly, to people with disabilities themselves.
FRA's latest report explores what enables and what hinders the drive towards independent community living for people with disabilities.
Report / Paper / Summary
4
December
2018
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
(FRA) wanted to contribute to making steps to implement
deinstitutionalisation more effective, by capturing
concrete evidence of what is and what is
not working on the ground. To do this, the agency
conducted extensive fieldwork research in five EU
Member States at different stages of the deinstitutionalisation
process.
This summary report presents the key findings of
that fieldwork and the FRA opinions stemming from
them.
The EU and all its Member States are legally bound to the UN’s Disability Convention. They have a duty to ensure people with disabilities can live independently in the community rather than in institutions.
Michael O'Flaherty talks about empowering people with disabilities to be full and independent members of the community.
6
June
2018
The year 2017 brought both progress and setbacks in terms of rights protection. The European Pillar of Social Rights marked an important move towards a more ‘social Europe’. But, as experiences with the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights underscore, agreement on a text is merely a first step. Even in its eighth year as the EU's binding bill of rights, the Charter's potential was not fully exploited, highlighting the need to more actively promote its use.
Report / Paper / Summary
25
May
2018
EU Member States, and the EU itself have ratified
the CRPD, committing themselves to achieving independent
living for persons with disabilities. Doing so
requires a meaningful and sustainable shift from institutional
to community-based living arrangements. This
publication summarises the findings from the three
FRA reports focusing on different aspects of deinstitutionalisation.
21
March
2018
Het Europese non-discriminatierecht, dat met name wordt gevormd door de EU-richtlijnen inzake non-discriminatie en door artikel 14 van en protocol 12 bij het Europese Verdrag tot bescherming van de rechten van de mens, verbiedt discriminatie op basis van diverse contexten en gronden. Dit handboek onderzoekt het Europees non-discriminatierecht dat voortvloeit uit deze twee complementaire bronnen, en maakt daarbij geen onderscheid tussen beide, tenzij daar waar ze van elkaar afwijken.
Easy-to-read report
14
March
2018
This report looks at what the EU and the 28 countries have agreed to do to move people with disabilities from living in institutions to living in their local community with support.
Easy-to-read report
14
March
2018
This report looks at the money that is needed to help people move from living in institutions to living in their local community with support.
Easy-to-read report
14
March
2018
This report looks at the lives of people with disabilities who are living independently in their local community.
Report / Paper / Summary
12
October
2017
The transition from institution- to community-based support for persons with disabilities is a complex process that requires multifaceted efforts. These include putting in place commitments and structures for achieving deinstitutionalisation and measuring outcomes for persons with disabilities. This report shows that effectively funding the deinstitutionalisation process is a vital element.
Report / Paper / Summary
12
October
2017
Discussions are under way at the European Union (EU) and national levels about how best to realise the transition from institutional to community-based support. This report contributes to these by bringing together some of the key issues that have emerged from the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ (FRA) human rights indicators on Member States’ political and practical commitment to deinstitutionalisation.
Report / Paper / Summary
12
October
2017
This report assesses to what extent Member States have implemented the right to independent living, focusing on the effect commitments and funds are having on persons with disabilities’ daily lives. Taken together, the reports provide important insights that can support ongoing processes of change.
30
May
2017
Diverse efforts at both EU and national levels sought to bolster fundamental rights protection in 2016, while some measures threatened to undermine such protection.
30
May
2017
Diverse efforts at both EU and national levels sought to bolster fundamental rights protection in 2016, while some measures threatened to undermine such protection.