×
ECR

ECR plays a leading role in supporting the rights of persons with disabilities

20 May 2015

ECR plays a leading role in supporting the rights of persons with disabilities

Today, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution regarding how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is being implemented on the ground ahead of the only UN review of the EU in this parliamentary term.

Today, the European Parliament has adopted a resolution regarding how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) is being implemented on the ground ahead of the only UN review of the EU in this parliamentary term. The ECR has co-ordinated and signed this parliament’s resolution. Issues examined in the UN review include equal rights to vote and stand for elections, criteria for reasonableness and proportionality for accommodation measures, full EU website accessibility, and a proposal for a European Accessibility Act. There are 80 million persons with disabilities in the EU.

ECR Vice-President Helga Stevens is the representative of the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee to the UNCRPD committee. ‘The Parliament calls on the Commission to increase its efforts towards the full implementation of this human rights instrument. More importantly, the Parliament must be fully included and formally consulted not only when formulating the List of Issues but also in the reporting and monitoring, as well as the implementation process,’ says Stevens.

Moreover, ECR organised a public hearing last week that gathered European disability organisations to deliver input to this joint resolution. All EU Framework members, including the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European Ombudsman were represented and sent a strong message to all of us that the Convention is the single most important legally binding document for persons with disabilities.

‘The hearing particularly showed that there is a need for coordinated action at all levels to implement the Convention to the fullest extent possible. Such a coordinated approach is the only way to ensure the freedom of movement of persons with disabilities in the EU, which is a fundamental right of all EU citizens. One of the key CRPD implementation measures, leading to a coordinated approach to the access of goods and services within a strong internal market, would be the adoption of the European Accessibility Act,’ concludes Stevens.

Watch the video: https://youtu.be/brkOtAsPKxE

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

ECR Group

23 days ago

Our Co-Chairs @RaffaeleFitto & Ryszard #Legutko have written to @BorisJohnson to congratulate him on becoming the n… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

23 days ago

Our MEPs @robertszile & @djambazki today meeting with Transport ministers from Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

24 days ago

Congrats to our Spanish MEP @MazalyAguilar - new vice chair of @EUAgri ! twitter.com/EUAgri/status/…

Raffaele Fitto

24 days ago

In bocca al lupo a #BorisJohnson, nuovo leader dei Conservatori britannici e Primo ministro del #RegnoUnito. Ci aug… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

one month ago

🚨Our list of coordinators in the European Parliament's Committees is now available online ➡️ ecrgroup.eu/publication/ec…

ECR Group

one month ago

Congratulations to our Slovakian member @LNicholsonova who has just been elected as chair of @EPSocialAffairs ! Goo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

one month ago

Our co-chairs @RaffaeleFitto & Ryszard #Legutko react to the election of @vonderleyen as the next @EU_Commission Pr… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

one month ago

Starting now - our co-chair @RaffaeleFitto speaks in the debate with Commission President-designate @vonderleyentwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Johan Van Overtveldt

one month ago

Het is gebeurd. Een eer en een genoegen om met unanimiteit verkozen te worden als voorzitter van de Commissie Budg… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

BUDG Committee Press

one month ago

.@jvanovertveldt elected as Chair of @EP_Budgets by acclamation





© 2018. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group