The EC has released a proposal for the European Accessibility Act to define common accessibility requirements for certain products and services.
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA)
The report Violence against children with disabilities: legislation, policies and programmes in the European Union
examines the forms, causes and settings of violence against children with disabilities and suggests steps to tackle it. Read more...
Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation:
The report Protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, gender identity and sex characteristics in the EU – Comparative legal analysis
updates FRA’s 2010 report on homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. Read more...
A warm welcome to new Director Michael O'Flaherty who takes up the reigns of the FRA today. One of his main focuses is continued engagement with partners and stakeholders. Read more...
Council of Europe
The Council of Europe has issued an Evaluation Report with Recommendations to the Committee of Ministers to member states on the Implementation of the Council of Europe Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation of people with disabilities in society: Improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Europe 2006-2015
. Read more...
European Court of Human Rights
Gender/Religion or Belief:
In its judgment in the case of Ebrahimian v. France (application no. 64846/11)
regarding the non-renewal of a French social worker’s contract, who refused to remove her veil, the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been no violation of Article 9 (right to freedom of religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights. Read more...
UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on measures to promote the rights and dignity of older persons, which encourages Member States to take action to ensure that the rights of older persons are respected and the exchange of good practices. Read more...
European Youth Forum
A study published by the European Youth Forum, entitled Multiple discrimination and young people in Europe
, concludes that young people face discrimination because of their age, but when other factors such as gender, sexual orientation, physical appearance and religion combine with age this exacerbates the discrimination that they face. Read more...
National Trans Youth Network, UK
Young people meeting at the Trans Youth Conference in Birmingham in November have developed a Trans Charter for Education,
for schools and other educational organisations to use. Read more...