“Disability Rights or Disabled Rights?” – Hungarian civil society alternative report to the UN CRPD

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“Disability Rights or Disabled Rights?” – Hungarian civil society alternative report to the UN CRPD

The Hungarian Disability Caucus which is a non hierarchical collaborative network of Disabled Peoples Organizations and their allies in Hungary have produced an alternative report which assesses Hungary’s compliance with the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

The first CRPD Hungarian alternative report looks at each of the CRPD articles and concludes that the government is failing to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and its obligations under the CRPD.

The findings are particularly concerning, as Hungary became the first European State to ratify the CRPD in March 2007. The alternative report will be sent to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It is available in English and Hungarian and can be downloaded at

http://www.mdac.info/crpd-shadow-report

The report contains 170 recommendations to the Hungarian government, including

·       How to provide supported decision-making for the approximately 80,000 people under guardianship;

·         How to amend legislation to guarantee reasonable accommodation and accessibility;

·         How to close large institutions and develop independent living;

·         How to ensure inclusive education of children with disabilities;

·         How to bring employment law in line with the CRPD.

 

The members of the Hungarian Disability Caucus are

·         Committee of Disabled Persons’ Organisations (FESZT)

·         Down Association

·         Hungarian Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability (ÉFOÉSZ)

·         Hungarian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (SINOSZ)

·         Hungarian Autistic Society (AOSZ)

·         Hungarian Civil Liberties Union (TASZ)

·         Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC)

·         National Federation of Disabled Persons’ Association (MEOSZ)

·         Voice of Soul Association.

 

For further information, please contact:

Gabor Gombos, MDAC Senior Advocacy Officer, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and

Dalma Földes, SINOSZ Project Coordinator,   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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