Disability Watchdog

May 17, 2011,

Disability Watchdog: New Hungarian Constitution, a violation of the right to vote of people with mental or intellectual disabilities

Disability watch dog -New Hungarian Constitution denies the right to vote to people with mental or intellectual disabilities. Case: Recently adopted new Constitution in Hungary The Hungarian Parliament recently approved the country’s new Constitution, which should enter into force on January 1, 2012. This document should reinforce the inalienable human rights of all Hungarians as…

Dec 02, 2010,

Disability Watchdog: need to review PA law in Spain

Disability watch dog – Modification of the Decree about Personal Assistance Issue that was addressed Presentation of the new Decree on Personal Assistance in Valencia (Spain), ENIL reacted presenting the Valencian Government a draft of the decree when it was about to be presented to public debate. The Valencian Government announced that in January 2011,…

Dec 01, 2010,

Disability Watchdog: Small Institutions in Spain

Small Institutions offered as an Independent Living alternative to the residential resource. Issue that was addressed: On October 1st, the Association L’Auro organized in Castellón (Spain) the I Conference about Independent Living programmes for disabled people, with the title: “Welcome to the Independent republic of our home”. The programmes were referred to housing resources. Enil…

Nov 26, 2010,

Disability Watchdog: Media Harrasment of Independent Living Activist Nuria Gómez

A member of the “Foro Vida Independiente y Divertad”  (Forum for Independent living in Spain) being investigated after showing up a local authority in a TV programme asking him about the disability policies. Issue that was addressed: Nuria Gómez, a Member of the Forum for Independent Living in Barcelona (Spain), participated in a TV programme…

Nov 25, 2010,

Disability Watchdog: Misdirection of funds in Bulgaria

Issue Addressed Continued misdirection of funds and wasted opportunities to ensure the social inclusion of disabled people in Bulgaria. Measurement taken Resignation of Kapka Panayotova Bulgarian Ambassador for the European Year of Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion see following letter:

Nov 15, 2010,

Disability Watchdog: Locked up lives in Croatia

LOCKED UP LIVES – CROATIA – Report on the visit of the Chairman of DPI to Croatia in October 2010 Issue that was addressed: At the end of September Human Rights Watch (HRW) issued a report ‘Croatia Locked up lives’ on the situation of people in institutions in Croatia, with the report they were hoping…

May 17, 2010,

Disability Watchdog: DART System Dublin, Ireland

Case: The Dart system in Dublin, Ireland and assured accessibility. Measure: CIL Dublin wrote a letter of submission August 2010 to express the view of the IL movement and the need of accessibility in the transport system. Click on the link below to download the letter submitted to the DART underground system Submission Dart Results:…