EDF Alternative Report comes to give the view of 80 million Europeans with disabilities on the enjoyment of their political, civil, economic, social and cultural rights. The report is the result of a collective work with EDF’s members, civil society organisations and other stakeholders. Giving a clear view on the situation of persons with disabilities all over Europe would not have been possible without their contribution and expertise. The purpose of EDF’s Alternative Report is to inform the UN Committee about how the UN CRPD has been implemented by the European Union and its institutions, agencies and bodies. The report based its analysis on the gaps in the EU Report on the Implementation of the UN CRPD that the EU submitted to the UN Committee on 5 June 2014 and seeks to complement it where relevant with information received by EDF members and other stakeholders.
WHAT COMES NEXT?
– April: The Committee will adopt the ‘List of Issues’, which is a list of additional questions and requests for clarification that the UN Committee has, and the EU will reply.
– Last week of August 2015: The Committee will hold its ‘Constructive Dialogue’ with the EU and will adopt its final observations and recommendations on how the EU can improve the situation of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe.
In April and August 2015, EDF will be in Geneva to defend its report and express to the UN Committee its main concerns on the implementation of the Convention by the EU.
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
The UN CRPD is first human rights treaty to ever have been ratified by a regional organisation, like the EU?
- WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
- WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
- HOW DOES THE EU MONITOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONVENTION?
- WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE UN COMMITTEE?
- HOW DOES THE EU REPORT TO THE UN COMMITTEE?
- HOW CAN ORGANISATIONS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES TAKE PART?
- WHAT DOES EDF DO?