> THE ALARMING REPORT
A recent report from EDF member, the Albanian National Council of People with Disabilities (ANCDP), raised serious concerns about the situation of human rights for people with disabilities and the democratic participation of representative organisations in Albania.
The report clearly shows that:
> ALBANIANS WITH DISABILITIES’ PROTEST DURING THE VISIT OF COMMISSIONNER FÜLE
On the occasion of the Commissioner’s visit on 3 May, more than 600 Albanian with disabilities protested in order to make sure that their concerns are heard towards the Commission.
The ANCDP President, Sinan Tafaj said: “The Albanian Government doesn’t follow yet the principles of democracy: respect of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Albanian with disabilities are not included in the society and their representative organisations are not even being consulted. We believe this is a serious threat to the Copenhagen criteria that set out the condition for accession to the EU.”
The European Disability Forum supports organisations of people with disabilities in Albania and vows the Albanian government to stick to the Copenhagen criteria and to the principles of the UN Convention. Moreover, EDF is calling the Albanian government to give an end to any violations threatening the rights of its citizens with disabilities.
Albanian National Council of Disabled People
Sinan TAFAJ| President | firstname.lastname@example.org | T +35 5 42 71 727
European Disability Forum
Aurélien Daydé | Communication officer | email@example.com | M +32 485 64 39 93