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Access to rights for people with disabilities and their full and active participation in society

Recommendation 1854 (2009)

Author(s):
Parliamentary Assembly
Origin
Assembly debate on 26 January 2009 (2nd Sitting) (see Doc. 11694, report of the Social, Health and Family Affairs Committee, rapporteur: Mr Marquet). Text adopted by the Assembly on 26 January 2009 (2nd Sitting).
Thesaurus
1. The Parliamentary Assembly refers to its Resolution 1642 (2008) on access to rights for people with disabilities and their full and active participation in society and recommends that the Committee of Ministers:
1.1 forward this resolution to the governments of member states and request them to take it into account when developing their national policies for people with disabilities and their full and active participation in society;
1.2 promote an exchange of best practices between member states on access to rights for people with disabilities and their full and active participation in society and on the implementation of the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan to promote the rights and participation of people with disabilities in society 2006-2015 at national and local levels;
1.3 encourage all member states to participate in the work of the European Co-ordination Forum for the Council of Europe Disability Action Plan (CAHPAH) and prolong the terms of reference of this forum for the whole duration of the action plan;
1.4 instruct the competent services of the Council of Europe to carry out a mid-term review of the Disability Action Plan by organising a European review conference;
1.5 instruct the Secretary General of the Council of Europe to look into the possibilities of implementing the specific recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly for people with disabilities within the Organisation.
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