Recommended Readings

Jan 21, 2016,

The ENIL Myth Buster Now Available in 14 Languages!

A little more than a year ago ENIL published a Myth Buster on Independent Living dealing with some of the most common misconceptions about disabled people, independent living and personal assistance…

Mar 25, 2015,

EDF Alternative Report on the Rights of Disabled People in the EU

On 18th March, the European Disability Forum (EDF) launched its Alternative Report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). As a member of EDF, ENIL has contributed to its preparation and hopes its recommendations will be adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with…

Mar 12, 2015,

Zero Project Report 2015

The Zero Project’s fourth report looks at the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities around the world and focuses on independent living and political participation. The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the…

Nov 18, 2014,

ENIL-ECCL Shadow report on the implementation of Article 19 of the UN CRPD in the EU

This report considers the action taken by the European Union to implement the rights of people with disabilities under Article 19 (living independently and being included in the community) of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It seeks to provide the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with information…

Dec 03, 2013,

ENIL-ECCL Briefing on Structural Funds Investments for People with Disabilities

This briefing highlights key problems with Structural Funds investments for people with disabilities in six European Union Member States: Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania and the Slovak Republic in the current programming period 2007 – 2013. It makes recommendations to the Member States and the European Commission on actions that need to be taken to…

May 02, 2013,

Human Rights. Yes! Action and Advocacy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

A new resource created by the University of Minnesota Human Right Center and One Billion Strong ( OBS) is now available. It is entitled,  Human Rights. Yes! Action and Advocacy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 2nd Edition. Human Rights Education Series: Topic Book 6. Human Rights. Yes! is a new human rights education…

Jan 03, 2013,

EFC “Assessing the impact of European Governments’ austerity plans on the rights of people with disabilities”

The European Foundation Centre launched a study entitled “Assessing the impact of European Governments’ austerity plans on the rights of people with disabilities”. The study reveals how reduced spending on welfare and social services by some Member States is resulting in a disproportionately affecting people with disabilities. The study analyses the specific impact-in terms of…

Sep 27, 2012,

Equal Rights Trust Review on Persons with Disabilities

Volume 9 of the Equal Rights Trust Review focuses on the Equality of Persons with Disabilities. It includes articles on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the EU Structural Funds and an interview with the ENIL Board member Kapka Panayotova. Download the publication

Jul 09, 2012,

Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Seriously

Professor Gerard Quinn, Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland (Galway) and researcher at the centre Suzanne Doyle have written a paper examining the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in relation to the EU Structural Funds as a tool to achieve Community Living. The paper…

Feb 21, 2012,

Reminder: Free online seminars on UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are hosting a series of four free online seminars. The aim of these seminars is to relate the Disability Convention to what people with disabilities in Scotland have said are the key issues that they face. To date three seminars have taken…

Feb 01, 2012,

ENIL and Multiple-Discrimination

ENIL has a focus on multiple-discrimination and has worked on a selection of questions to be presented in a survey in the next months.  We would now like also to start the collection of examples from the network. If you have experienced multiple -discrimination please send an account of the discrimination to jamie.bolling@enil.eu. Please watch…

Feb 01, 2012,

Recommended reading. ‘Handicapping Rules: The Overly Restrictive Application of Admissibility Criteria by the European Court of Human Rights to Complaints Concerning Disabled People’

‘Handicapping Rules: The Overly Restrictive Application of Admissibility Criteria by the European Court of Human Rights to Complaints Concerning Disabled People’ By Constantin Cojocariu Abstract This article analyses the way in which admissibility rules related to standing and victim status can in certain circumstances exclude persons with disabilities held in mental health institutionsfrom the protection…

Feb 01, 2012,

Recommended reading. ‘Responsible Reform. A Report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’

‘Responsible Reform. A Report on the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance’ This report is a comprehensive presentation of the most relevant evidence available on Disability Living Allowance (DLA) and the proposals to replace it with a new benefit, Personal Independence Payments (PIP). It gathers together existing information and analyses over 500 group responses to the…

Jan 20, 2012,

ENIL Proposal for a new Resolution of the European Parliament UPDATED! (29th March)

On the occasion of 2011 Freedom Drive, ENIL launched a Proposal for a Resolution of the European Parliament on the effect of cuts in public spending on persons with disabilities in the European Union. This Resolution outlines measures that should be taken by the Member States, the European Council and the European Commission to ensure…

Dec 08, 2011,

Personal Assistance as a condition of freedom

When we were at the beginning of our struggle for our right to personal assistance and we started looking for role models we began by reading up on the history of the independent living movement. We were very surprised to find out how similar the struggle these pioneers faced was to our humble beginnings. The…