PDF - Promoting equality and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities (2017)
Equality and non-discrimination: A core principle of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
Ensuring equal opportunities for persons with disabilities is an important facilitator of participation and inclusion in society. Both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023 address equality and equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities. Article 5 of the UNCPRD requires States to adopt positive measures aimed at ensuring equality across the substantive rights in the Convention. The Council of Europe Disability Strategy aims at guiding and supporting the activities of Council of Europe member States in their implementation of the UNCRPD and Council of Europe standards regarding disability, and similarly addresses equality and non-discrimination.
The overall goal of this study is to analyse the obligations contained in the UNCRPD regarding equality and non-discrimination, and to provide examples of good national practices regarding equality and non-discrimination.
PART 1: ARTICLE 5 OF THE UNCRPD: EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
The social model of disability and its implications for law and policy making in the Council of Europe
Article 5 of the UNCRPD
Disability-specific measures and mainstreaming disabilities
PART 2: OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL PRACTICES CONCERNING EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
PART 3: CHECKLIST FOR ACHIEVING NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY
Council of Europe
European Court of Human Rights
European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination
The Academic Network of European Disability Experts
Other European resources related to promoting equality in employment, vocational training and education
United Nations and international resources
Useful resources on equality mainstreaming, participation and gender and disability
United Nations Treaty Body Jurisprudence, General Comments/Recommendations
National Case Law
EU Case Law