Meetings on the rights of people with disabilities take place in Riga

On 2nd October participants of the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) working group on Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (CRPD) met in Riga hosted by Ombudsman’s Office of Latvia. The meeting gathered together participants from many European countries, Armenia and Georgia, as well as representatives from the OHCHR, EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) and European Disability Forum (EDF).

Working group meeting was followed by training for equality bodies and National Human Rights Institutions on engagement of the article 33(2) Independent Monitoring Mechanisms with the UNCRPD Committee and Disabled Persons’ Organisations organized by ENNHRI and European network of equality bodies (EQUINET) on 3-4 October.