EU Disability Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities workshop

Monday, 27 March 2017

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The EFC Disability Thematic Network is cooperating with the Academy of European Law (ERA) and the European Disability Forum in the organisation of 6 seminars on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) and EU disability law.

The first workshop, EU Disability Law and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will take place on 27-28 March 2017 in Trier, Germany. The aim of this seminar is to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and legal tools to use the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) combined with the relevant EU law in their daily practice.

Key topics

  • The UNCRPD: purpose, general principles (e.g. non-discrimination, reasonable accommodation, accessibility), rights, formal and substantive relationship with EU law
  • The monitoring role of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; the complaints mechanism enshrined in the Optional Protocol
  • Disability in EU law
  • Practical in-depth study of key disability rights in their international, European and national context: legal capacity, access to justice, reasonable accommodation, right to equality & non-discrimination, right to personal mobility
  • How to use the UNCRPD in litigating cases before a national or international court
  • How to address discrimination on grounds of disability in the context of employment

Legal practitioners, members of NGOs, equality bodies with a legal background and law academics can apply to participate until 17 February, 2017.

More information on the programme and participation is available on ERA’s website.

Download the programme in English.

Complete the online application form.  

Organiser

EFC, ERA and European Disability Forum

Venue

ERA Conference Centre
Metzer Allee 4, Trier, 1000 Germany
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