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UNAPEI and APF: Organisations representing persons with disabilities lodge complaint against France #UrgenceHandicap

Persons institutionalised in another country far from their family and community. Families waiting for more than 15 years for appropriate housing. Lack of access to health care. These breaches of international and European conventions are denounced in a collective complaint against France lodged to the Council of Europe by the European Disability Forum and Inclusion Europe, with support of five French advocacy organisations (APF France Handicap, CLAPEAHA, FNATH, Unafam, Unapei).

The complaint against France was made by the two European associations in an effort to uphold the human rights of persons with disabilities. The complaint asserts that France is breaching the legal obligations it committed to in the European Social Charter and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Read more on UNAPEI’s website (in French)

Read more on APF’s website (in French)

Read more on EDF’s website (in English)