On 18 March 2015, the European Disability Forum (EDF) submitted its Alternative Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in Europe to the United Nations Committee.
The purpose of the UN Alternative Report is to inform the UN Committee about how the UNCRPD has been implemented by the European Union and its institutions, from the perspective of 80 million Europeans with Disabilities. This report based its analysis on the gaps in the EU ‘Report on the Implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the European Union’ of 5 June 2014 (hereafter: the EU CRPD Report) and seeks to complement it where relevant with information received by EDF members and partner organisations.
EDF’s report is divided into two parts: the first part examines the implementation of the UN CRPD in the EU’s legislative and policy work in general and the second part considers the internal implementation of the CRPD by the EU as a public administration. For each article, the report lists the main concerns and provides recommendations to improve implementation of the CRPD in the EU.