Independent Living Excluded from the Disability Strategy?

Independent Living Excluded from the Disability Strategy?

ENIL has responded to the public consultation on the draft Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017 – 2023, asking that Independent Living be included as one of the priority areas. In its submission, ENIL has argued that the overall goal of the Strategy, which is “to ensure equal opportunities and independence of persons with disabilities with disabilities and to guarantee their freedom of choice, full citizenship and active participation in society” cannot be reached without a focus on promoting the right to independent living and deinstitutionalisation, in line with Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

To read ENIL’s submission, please click on ENIL Submission to Council of Europe (in Word). To download it in .pdf, please click here.

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