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Annual Conference on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2020

  • Access to justice
Online Conference on 21-23 October 2020
Morning sessions

Online Conference, 21 October 2020 – 23 October 2020
, International sign language + closed captioning (simultaneous interpretation)
Event number:

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The online conference will address the barriers that persons with disabilities still face when accessing justice in practice, in particular persons deprived of their legal capacity and obliged to act through an appointed legal guardian.

This conference will provide a forum for discussion of the challenges involved in the application of key notions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, relevant EU law and the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as well as of best practice in the field.

Key topics

  • Article 13 of the UNCRPD
  • Recent CJEU and ECtHR case law
  • Disability and gender
  • Right to liberty and security
  • Child-friendly justice
  • Procedural accommodation
  • Innovative approaches to supported decision-making

Who should attend?

Judges, prosecutors and lawyers, Member State officials, legal staff of NGOs, equality bodies and national human rights institutions, disability rights advocates.

Interactive online conference

The online conference will be hosted on ERA’s own online training platform. You will be able to interact immediately and directly with our top-quality speakers and other participants. We will make the most of the technical tools available to deliver an intensive, interactive training experience.

As the platform is hosted on our own server, the highest security settings will be applied to ensure that you can participate safely in a high-quality online training environment.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Disability NGOs
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discount
10 % by 21.09.2020

Discounts available

25 % - For young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on registration); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions

25 % - Discount Voucher Code
If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

40% - For Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden) , United Kingdom, the German states, Scotland and the City of Trier.

40 % - Disability NGOs

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Important note
Please note that if you wish to pay by invoice, it is required to do so at the latest two days prior to the online conference. A payment via credit card can be made at any time.


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

Laura König



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