11 April: Barriers to Justice of Persons with Disabilities – Just4All seminar in Madrid

3 April 2019

“Persons with disabilities experience higher rates of discrimination and rights violation than persons without disabilities, moreover their disproportional presence in the mid-to-low income categories and the inaccessibility of the judicial system aggravates this situation. Given that access to justice is both a fundamental right and a precondition for other rights it is crucial to address the barriers that they face.”

These are the opening words on the program for the upcoming seminar “Barriers of Access to Justice of Persons with Disabilities” which will be hosted at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M) on the 11th of April. This upcoming gathering, organised by the university alongside its Just4All partners Fundación ONCE, Association of Service Providers for Persons with Disabilities (EASPD), Thomson Reuters Aranzadi and EDF, will see 40 participants from a range of sectors build on the work of this project and past initiatives which have sought to address the systemic inaccessibility of justice systems within the European Union.

Lack of accessible translations, interpretation, environmental barriers to mobility… these are some of the topics which will be discussed by the working group, and the content of which will be available from January 2020 on the website of the project, just4all.eu. To register or for more information, contact Daniel Chacón Fulgencio – dchacon@pa.uc3m.es

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