We are very pleased to announce that the project will continue for another 2 years, and that we can announce that a new partner has joined our efforts. We would like to introduce the Albanian Disability Rights Foundation (ADRF), who, in partnership with the Albanian Helsinki Committee will be joining the PERSON partnership from December 2014 – November 2016. Partner details for ADRF are available along with information all of the PERSON organisations in the About section of the website. We look forward to the next two years of working together, and have some exciting activities planned. We will continue to update you about our activities in the near future, but for now, on behalf of the PERSON partnership we wish you a happy new year!
In order to change the law we need to first see where current laws are going wrong. EU-PERSON is extremely pleased to announce country reports which bring us one step closer to achieving the right to legal capacity on an equal basis for people with disabilities in the Balkans and Turkey.
Each EU-PERSON partner organisation has prepared a report on legal capacity laws within its own country. The reports are available regarding Kosovo, Serbia, Turkey, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. Each report provides a detailed ‘map’ of how legal systems restrict the legal capacity of people with disabilities. These include statistics of those facing legal capacity restrictions and an indication as to which specific laws deny the legal capacity of persons disability on an unequal basis. The reports also detail current campaigns by governments and civil society organisations to reform law and policy to comply with Article 12 of the CRPD. These resources add to an increasing body of research and advocacy conducted by the EU-PERSON project which provide resources for implementing Article 12 of the CRPD in practice.
We would like to congratulate and thank the individual researchers who made these reports possible, and commend their contribution to global legal capacity reform efforts.
Any queries regarding the reports should be directed to Dr. Eilionóir Flynn, the Deputy Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Great work has been achieved by the PERSON Project – details of the Ivinovic v Croatia case, including the original Amicus Brief submitted and the outcome at the recent sitting of the European Court for Human Rights can be found in the other publications section of our website.
A reminder that our Turkish Partner RUSIHAK have there PERSON Conference 5th & 6th June 2014 – Agenda to follow.
A reminder that our Bosnian Partner SUMERO have there PERSON Conference 29 & 30th May 2014 – Agenda to follow.
The Dates have changed for the Croatian partners Conference – New dates are 12th and 13th March 2014.