Here you will find resources on access to justice for persons with disabilities in Europe.
Material from the seminars will be added as it becomes available.
Seminar Material - Presentations in PDF format (Titles in Spanish are only available in that language)
Mental Health Europe (international)
Bulgarian Center for Not-For-Profit Law (Bulgaria)
European Network for Independent Living (international)
Plena Inclusión (España)
Plena Inclusión (España)
Other resources in English
Persons with Disabilities and the European Convention on Human Rights (2019) - Factsheet of disability court case summaries by the Press Unit of the European Court of Human Rights
Online course on Facing Facts Online, an initiative by CEJI - A Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe
This publication is part of the above course by CEJI - A Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe
The following pages present your rights as a person with disabilities in the European Union (EU). It will help you understand how the EU works, the history and development of rights of persons with disabilities in the EU, and what rights you have under EU law. In a situation where your rights are breached, or you would like some more information, our website provides a list of the agencies that you can reach out to. Finally, it also explains the challenges that remain for persons with disabilities.
This report is the result of Transgender Europe’s (TGEU) “Expert Meeting on D/deaf and Disabled Trans Experiences,” held in Berlin in July 2017. Following approval of TGEU’s revised strategic plan at the General Assembly in 2016, the organisation committed to advocating for the rights of trans people who face multiple oppressions, including (among others) D/deaf and disabled trans people.
The report by JUSTICE contains 52 recommendations across the following aspects of the criminal justice process:
The investigative stage
Decision as to charge or prosecution
Pre-trial and trial hearings
Legal capacity tests
Disposal and sentencing
by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). See Section 8.1 Persons with Disabilities.
In continuation of the work taking place under the framework of the project “The Access to Justice for people with Intellectual Disabilities” (AJuPID) which is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and coordinated by FEGAPEI, the project partners published the “Guide of promising practices on legal capacity and access to justice”. It is a guide that presents promising examples in Europe concerning support services for persons with intellectual disabilities.
by Validity, formerly known as Mental Disability Advocacy Center
The Advocate’s Gateway (TAG) provides free access to practical, evidence-based guidance on vulnerable witnesses and defendants. The toolkits include:
Planning to question someone with an autism spectrum disorder including Asperger syndrome
Planning to question someone with a learning disability
Planning to question someone with ‘hidden’ disabilities: specific language impairment, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and Planning to question someone using a remote link
Identifying vulnerability in witnesses and parties and making adjustments
Planning to question someone who is deaf
Using communication aids in the criminal justice system
Witnesses and defendants with autism: memory and sensory issues
DOTCOM is constructed from a large database of information about national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in the Member States of the European Union, its Candidate countries and other associated countries. For each of the 35 ANED member countries, and for the EU, it includes summary information on 44 selected policy instruments, organised in eight themes (more than 1,500 records). Each record includes descriptive text and web links to policy documents or sources of further information at the national level.