Disability Intergroup MEPs share views with EDF & its members on the CRPD Committee Concluding Observations

Strasbourg,
17 December 2015

The European Parliament is drafting an own-initiative report on the ’Implementation of the UN CRPD with special regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN CPRD Committee’. The rapporteur is MEP Helga Stevens (ECR, BE). 8 other European Parliament Committees are drafting opinions to this report in relations to their own spheres of competences – many rapporteurs are members of the Disability Intergroup.

On Thursday 17 December, the Disability intergroup had a discussion on this report, with a participation of more than 20 MEPs - all involved in the report. MEPs expressed their ambition to use the Concluding Observations in order to make a difference in moving forward the rights of persons with disabilities. EDF and several of its member organisations (ENIL, Inclusion Europe, European Union of the Deaf, IF and Mental Health Europe) shared the perspectives of a variety of disability groups on CRPD implementation and on the Concluding Observations.

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