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Photo’s from SUMERO’s recent workshop in NEUM Bosnia

Here are some photo’s from the workshop ”The initiative to amend the legislation on the right to legal capacity in accordance with Article 12 of the UN Convention” held in Neum Bosnia and Herzegovina on 9th – 11th September 2015

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MDRI-S will hold a side event during 15th CRPD Session. This is planned for April 7th 9-9.50 a.m.

The title of the event is “Civil Society Organisations, independent monitoring mechanisms and equality bodies: collaborating to promote deinstitutionalization and the full implementation of Article 19″.

Click here for the Invitation and details

Our Serbian Partner MDRI-S will be attending the 15th CRPD Session April 5th -7th in Geneva

The full session runs from 29th March to 21st April.

For further information see:

PERSON Project Turkey event December 2015

The PERSON Partnership met in Turkey on 7th and 8th December to combine a Partner training day covering topics such as; Article 12 of CRPD, experiences of writing shadow reports for the CRPD committee, lessons learned from providing Judicial training and other partner efforts Law reform efforts and developing new legislation.  A partner meeting for the planning of the final year of the PERSON Project and afternoon meeting with the Turkish Ombudsman office to present on the CRPD and how to understand and interpret Article 12.

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Serbian Shadow report presented in Geneva September 2015

The Serbian partner MDRI-S was one of a coalition of CSO’s who worked on an alternative report to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in July 2015. The CRPD session took place in Geneva in September 2015 to which MDRI-S attended and presented on its report. Here is a copy of Shadow Report Serbia

Our Bosnia and Herzegovina Partner SUMERO to hold workshop

The workshop ”The initiative to amend the legislation on the right to legal capacity in accordance with Article 12 of the UN Convention” to be held in Neum Bosnia and Herzegovina from 9th – 11th september 2015

Our Strategic Litigation Standards are now online

Ever wanted to undertake strategic litigation to achieve change? There are numerous strategic litigation proceedings underway all over the world to achieve disability justice. Find the publication of our standards to undertaking strategic litigation in our publications page.

ANNOUNCING: The Second Phase of the EU-funded PERSON Project has now Commenced

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!

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:


By |November 21st, 2014|News Events|0 Comments

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.

By |September 30th, 2014|News Events|0 Comments