ENIL/DPAC Webinar: Can inquiries under the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities improve States’ accountability and facilitate access to Independent Living?

The aim of the webinar is to discuss inquiries on the United Kingdom and Hungary, carried out by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under Article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights to Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Activists and allies from the UK will share how they’ve used the results of the 2017 inquiry to promote CRPD implementation in their country, while those from Hungary will speak about the reactions to the 2020 report and their plans for follow-up. Staff of the CRPD Committee Secretariat will explain how inquiries under the Optional Protocol are carried out and how the Committee monitors their implementation.

The webinar is organised jointly by the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) and Disabled People Against the Cuts (DPAC).

Speakers: Jamie Bolling (ENIL), Mandy Colleran and Ellen Clifford (DPAC), Heather Fisken (Inclusion Scotland), Rhian Davies (Disability Wales), Debbie Abrahams (Member of Parliament, UK), Melinda Faragó and Gabor Petri (the National Federation of Associations of People with a Physical Disability – MEOSZ), Ágota Vida (People First Association), Péter Stánicz (Office of the Commissioner for Fundamental Rights), Catherinne Pedreros, Jorge Araya and Harumi Fuentes (Secretariat of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at UN OHCHR)

Time: 25 August 2020, 15:00 – 17:00 CEST (14:00 – 16:00 GMT)

Background information and agenda: click here

Urgent appeal to the Hungarian authorities and the European Commission English version French version

Follow the webinar LIVE on the following channels:

Twitter: @dis_ppl_protest
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YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DisabledpeopleagainstCutsDPAC/videos

English captioning and International Sign will be provided

 

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