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The European Disability Forum

The European Disability Forum is an independent NGO that represents the interests of 80 million Europeans with disabilities. EDF is a unique platform which brings together representative organisation of persons with disabilities from across Europe. EDF is run by persons with disabilities and their families. We are a front runner for disability rights. We are a strong, united voice of persons with disabilities in Europe.


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EU HAS ITS FIRST EXAMINATION AT A UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS TREATY BODY

Brussels, 20 August 2015 | Next week, EDF and its members will be in Geneva to take part in the examination of the EU by the UN expert committee on the rights of persons with disabilities. This is the first time the EU has ever committed to an international human rights convention. The EU will receive recommendations which will influence its handling of the human rights of 80 million persons with disabilities in Europe.

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EU EQUAL TREATMENT LAW – THE TIME IS NOW!

As part of the “Equality for All” coalition, EDF together with other member NGOs of the coalition co-signed a statement calling the German Government to stop blocking the negotiations on the equal treatment directive.

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ON THE WAY TO THE FINAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE EU & THE UN CRPD COMMITTEE

Brussels, 29 July 2015 | The EU has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and its work to implement the Convention is now reviewed by the UN Committee in Geneva. The UN Committee examined the report that the EU submitted explaining the actions it has taken to apply the principles of the Convention and on 2 April 2015, it adopted a List of Issues for the EU to answer. The EU has now published its answers to the List of Issues on 22 June.

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