SURVEY: Process for Ratifying the CRPD
On 15 February 2008
The Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities (VIKE) is
conducting a survey on the processes of ratification of the Convention on
the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in seven European states. The
chosen states are Finland, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine and
the United Kingdom.
The main focus of this survey is to analyze both the official information
of the governments and the feedback of NGOs and human rights institutions.
The views of the civil society are an important source for finding
information on the weaknesses and development of the ratification process.
The report on the CRPD Survey will be published in English as a comparative
analysis at a seminar in Helsinki on 20-21 May 2008. The speakers of the
seminar are human rights specialists from Finland and abroad. The programme
of the seminar will be released on the VIKE`s website. The survey is
carried out within a project entitled "CRPD Survey". The project is
financed by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Finland.
Visit VIKE website for more information – www.vike.fi.
The Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities (VIKE)
For further information:
Mr. Riku Virtanen
Address: Biskopsgatan 19/ IMR, 20500 Åbo, Finland
Tel: +358 45 7731 0106
Fax: +358 2215 3465
This announcement has also been posted at the RatifyNow.org web site. RatifyNow is an organization that works to maximize the number of countries that sign, ratify, and implement the CRPD and the accompanying Optional Protocol.
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