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Promotion of Human rights of Persons with disabilities

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  1. Maria Ventegodt Liisberg, PhD, Team Leader (disability) Helsinki 21 May 2014 Promotion of Human rights of Persons with disabilities

  2. Since 1 January 2011 • 600.000 Euros / yr • 4 full time staff • Framework with Parliamentary Ombudsman and Central DisabilityCouncil

  3. Article 33(2), Paris Principles • National HR Institute • Mandateto promote HR • State institution set up by Parliament • Independent from government • Involvement of civil society organisations

  4. Whowetry to reach with ourwork

  5. website http://www.menneskeret.dk/emner/handicap/forstaa-konvention/politik/artikel-29-deltagelse-politiske-offentlige-liv/imr-artikel

  6. Website - welcome • Understand the Convention • 10 biggestchallenges • Background • Examination of Denmark • Alternative formats • Webseminars • Newsletter: ensuresupdate

  7. Website • Link: http://www.menneskeret.dk/emner/handicap/forstaa-konvention/politik/artikel-29-deltagelse-politiske-offentlige-liv/imr-artikel • Meaning of article • Main challenges for DK • Surveys • Judicial decisions

  8. Gold disability Human Rights Indicators • Statistical indicatorswhich measure situation of persons with disabilities • Why gold: Only 10, consensusamongkeystake holders, overview • Start in Denmark – broaden out to international level

  9. Positive developments • Action plan on disability • Recognition of sign language • Votingrights of persons under guardianship • Forcedtreatment in psychiatry • Ratification of Optional Protocol

  10. Areas of focus • Generally: Lack of individualrights and lack of focus on general structures • Protectionagainstdiscrimination • Accessibility, for example to transportation • Municipalities and use of CRPD • Institutionalisation

  11. Subscribe to ournewsletter in ENGLISH Send mail to: handicap@humanrights.dk Contact information: Maria Ventegodt Liisberg mvl@humanrights.dk Twitter: @MVLiisberg