Webinar: The impact of COVID-19 Restrictive Measures on Persons with Disabilities
Article 11 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities establishes that States Parties shall take all possible measures to ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities in the national response to situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies.
Despite this, the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that the UN CRPD has not been comprehensively implemented by the countries that have ratified it. Persons with disabilities report being left behind in countries regardless of their level of development, across both wealthy and developing states. One of the most common faults has been the failure to genuinely include persons with disabilities in the collective response – both at national and global levels.
This webinar will bring together National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), representatives of the UN CRPD Committee, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Disability Forum, as well as other stakeholders. After opening remarks from Debbie Kohner, ENNHRI’s Secretary General, experts speakers will share existing practices, recommendations and lessons learnt in their efforts to strengthen the protection of persons with disabilities’ rights.
More information on the Agenda here.