Important decision by the European Parliament on the rights of people with disabilities – ETR
During the COVID-19 emergency,
several European countries
did not respect the rights
of people with intellectual disabilities.
The European Parliament approved the resolution by
- 682 votes in favour,
- 3 against,
- 10 non-voting.
The European Parliament recalls thatpost-coronavirus measures must be compatible with
the European Charter of Fundamental Rights,
describing all the rights of being a human in Europe;
the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Jyrki Pinomaa is the President of Inclusion Europe.
He is very happy about the decision of the European Parliament.
He appreciates that the European Parliament reassured
people with intellectual disabilities and their families about
their rights to have access to healthcare.
Helen Portal is the Policy Officer of Inclusion Europe.
She said that this vote is important to
address the harm and damage done
to people with intellectual disabilities.