Side event to 14th Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This side event will address the perceived impunity which exists within the European Union for decisions which have resulted in EU public financing being misapplied to strengthen systems of institutionalisation and the need to enhance legal accountability structures.
· What legal mechanisms exist to prevent public investments from financing institutionalisation of persons with disabilities? Are they effective?
· Are international development funds being used to strengthen and expand institutionalisation?
· Can persons with disabilities realistically challenge investment decisions which may result in the building or renovation of congregate settings for persons with disabilities?
· What reforms are necessary within the European Union to strengthen accountability, access to justice, transparency and genuine involvement of persons with disabilities in DI processes?
International Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be provided.