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One Step Closer! Announcing our Partner Country Reports

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: eu.person@nuigalway.ie

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PERSON Project influences the recent European Court of Human Rights Decision

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.

European Commission closing conference 24th and 25th September for EuropeAid/2012

Selection of Photos from discussion groups held on Wednesday;

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and the presentation with questions and answers on Thursday;

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The Partners reflecting after the close of the conference;

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September PERSON Partner meeting – Planning the Next Phase…

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RUSHIAK Conference June 2014

A reminder that our Turkish Partner RUSIHAK have there PERSON Conference 5th & 6th June 2014 – Agenda to follow.

SUMERO Conference May 2014

A reminder that our Bosnian Partner SUMERO have there PERSON Conference 29 & 30th May 2014 – Agenda to follow.

ISDY Conference April 2014 Pristina, Kosovo

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Croatian Conference March 2014

Here are some photos of the people involved in the PERSON project from the latest partner conference in Croatia.

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Conference Date Change

The Dates have changed for the Croatian partners Conference – New dates are 12th and 13th March 2014.

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Dates for your dairies

THE SHINE – Croatia

18th and 19th February 2014

ISDY – Kosovo

22nd and 23rd April 2014

SUMERO – Bosnia and Herzegovina

29th and 30th May 2014

RUSIHAK – Turkey

5th and 6th June 2014