Policy, legislation and its implementation
Equality and non-discrimination are enshrined in the CRPD. The Convention has been ratified by the European Union and all its Member States. Equality and non-discrimination have been qualified as “cross-cutting” principles because all rights, and provisions of the CRPD, should be applied without discrimination on the basis of disability. EDF is committed to ensure the EU and its Member States follow-up their obligations under the Convention at the regional and national levels.

Timeframe and/or implementation plan
The European Disability Forum is preparing a Human Rights Report on the issue of equality and non-discrimination. We are currently collecting up-to-date information and views on organisations of persons with disabilities on the implementation of article 5 of the CRPD in EU Member States. We are also examining the last version of the EU horizontal treatment directive. The information will help us for the publication of the report later this year.

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