“Legal capacity protects persons with disabilities: remove legal barriers and prevent new restrictions” was the heading of the hearing of the EESC’s Thematic Study Group on disability rights held on 15 November 2021. Sif Holst participated in the event as a member of the EESC’s Thematic Study Group on disability rights.
The key messages of the hearing were that EU and Member States must do more to promote the legal capacity of all persons with disabilities (PWD) to guarantee their fundamental rights. Governments must support autonomous decision-making and reject the regressive protocol to the Oviedo Convention
During the heating there were presentations from different representatives of disability and human rights organisations and the UN. You can read more about the meeting here