Measuring the right to independent living
October 30th, 2017
The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) has published three reports of evidence on the right to independent community living. This includes evidence developed for FRA in research on statistical outcome indicators by Professor Mark Priestley and Stefanos Grammenos, as well as evidence collected by other researchers and legal Opinion from the FRA.
The right to live independently in the community is enshrined in Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). The implications of this right are further expanded in the UN Committee’s General Comment on Article 19, to which members of CDS also contributed evidence during the drafting.