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Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities

  • Seminar for the members of the judiciary

Sofia, 13 November 2019 – 15 November 2019
Language:
, Bulgarian (simultaneous interpretation)
Event number:
419DV21

Areas of law:

Disability Rights Law

Objective

The training is designed to address the experiences of persons with disabilities in court. Persons with disabilities face significant barriers in judicial proceedings and their specific needs need to be taken into account by the courts. This is particularly true in the case of persons deprived of their legal capacity and obliged to act through an appointed legal guardian.

Key topics

  • The UNCRPD in EU law
  • The preliminary reference procedure
  • The right to equal recognition before the law
  • Supported decision-making
  • Access to justice for refugees, migrants and asylum-seekers with disabilities
  • The right to found a family for persons with disabilities
  • Providing procedural accommodation to persons with disabilities in court proceedings
  • Right to political participation of persons with disabilities
  • Gender based violence, women with disabilities and access to justice
  • Accessibility in EU law and the UNCRPD

Terms & Conditions of Participation

Participation on selection. The selection of participants will be done by the EJTN members.
No seminar fee.
The participants’ travel costs will be reimbursed up to 360 euros.
Two hotel nights will be booked and paid directly by ERA.

Who should attend?

Participation is only open to members of the judiciary (judges, prosecutors and other court staff) from EU Member States, Iceland and Liechtenstein.


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IMPORTANT NOTE


Important note
Participation on selection. Participants who are selected will receive a significant contribution to their travel and accommodation costs. Applications should be submitted before 1 October 2019.

ORGANISER


Conference Organisers
ERA with the support of the EFC Disability Thematic Network and the European Disability Forum (EDF), on behalf of the European Commission (contracting authority)


Sanja Jovičić

Assistant:
Laura König

EYECATCHER


EU Disability Law and the UNCRPD

EU Anti-Discrimination Law
Find out more about this series of seminars on Directives 2000/43 and 2000/78


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