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National Council on Independent Living: Washington

National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) advances independent living and the rights of people with disabilities.

Organisation: National Council on Independent Living
Author Link:https://ncil.org/
Format: internet (web)
Region:International, United States of America
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About Community Living

ACL’s creation was rooted in the fundamental idea that people with disabilities or functional limitations of any type, regardless of age, have a common interest in being able to access home and community-based supports and services. And further, that these supports make the difference in ensuring that they can fully participate in all aspects of society, including the option to live at home.

Organisation: Administration for Community Living
Author Link:https://acl.gov/
Format: internet (web)
Region:International, United States of America
Cover art for: The Zero Project Report 2019 on Independent Living and Political Participation

The Zero Project Report 2019 on Independent Living and Political Participation

Published: January 2019

66 Innovative Practices, 10 Innovative Policies, from 41 countries International study on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – “For a World without Barriers”

Authors: Thomas Butcher, Peter Charles, Loic van Cutsem, Zach Dorfman, Micha Fröhlich, Seena Garcia, Michael Fembek, Wilfried Kainz, Seema Mundackal, Paula Reid, Venice Sto.Tomas, Marina Vaughan Spitzy
Organisation: Essl Foundation
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 164
Region:International, European Union
Cover art for: Inclusion International Global Report On Article 19 The Right To Live And Be Included In The Community

Inclusion International Global Report On Article 19 The Right To Live And Be Included In The Community

Published: October 2012

Global Report on Article 19: The right to Live and be included in the Community.

Organisation: Inclusion International
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 165
Region:International
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NZ Choice In Community Living Cabinet Paper

This paper asks the Cabinet Social Policy Committee to note decisions taken by the Minister of Health and Associate Minister of Health (Hon Tariana Turia) to demonstrate “Choice in Community Living”, which is an alternative to residential services for people with disabilities.

Organisation: Minister of Health New Zealand
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 9
Region:New Zealand
Cover art for: Meeting Canada’s Obligations to Affordable Housing and Supports for People with Disabilities to Live Independently in the Community: Under Articles 19 and 28

Meeting Canada’s Obligations to Affordable Housing and Supports for People with Disabilities to Live Independently in the Community: Under Articles 19 and 28

Published: May 2017

This submission is about the housing and supports gap facing persons with disabilities in Canada. It responds to the Special Rapporteur on adequate housing`s questionnaire and provides information for her report to the United Nations General Assembly 72nd session on the right to adequate housing of persons with disabilities.

Organisations: Alzheimer Society of Canada, ARCH Disability Law Centre Canadian Association for Community Living Canadian Mental Health Association, Toronto Branch Council of Canadians with Disabilities IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society People First of Canada Social Rights Advocacy Centre Wellesley Institute
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 18
Region:International, Canada
Cover art for: Grounding The Right To Live In The Community (CPRD Article 19) In The Capabilities Approach To Social Justice

Grounding The Right To Live In The Community (CPRD Article 19) In The Capabilities Approach To Social Justice

This paper brings to bear the capabilities approach, a normative framework about human well-being, social development and social justice, to this central concern in disability rights, mental health ethics, and international human rights law.

Authors: Emma Wynne Bannistera, Sridhar Venkatapuramb
Organisation: International Journal of Law and Psychiatry
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 8
Region:United Kingdom
Cover art for: The Right Of People With Disabilities To Live Independently And Be Included In The Community

The Right Of People With Disabilities To Live Independently And Be Included In The Community

Published: June 2012

Recognizing the right to live in the community is about enabling people to live their lives to their fullest within society and access the public sphere, including “small places, close to home.”
It is a foundational platform for all other rights: a precondition for anyone to enjoy all their human rights is that they are within and among the community.

Organisation: Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 60
Region:European Union
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Disability Rights Now Shadow Report 2019

Published: 2019

Australian Civil Society Shadow Report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: UN CRPD Review 2019 In response to the List of issues prior to the submission of the combined second and third periodic reports of Australia.

Organisations: Australian Disabled People’s Organisations, Disability Representative Organisations (DROs) and Disability Advocacy Organisations
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 53
Region:Australia
Cover art for: IAC Report Pathway to Innovative and Contemporary Options of Housing and Support

IAC Report Pathway to Innovative and Contemporary Options of Housing and Support

Published: May 2018

This paper is underpinned by the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) as outlined in the Objects of the NDIS Act. Article 19 of the UNCRPD – Living independently and being included in the community – outlines the most pertinent requirement in relation to housing and support; enabling NDIS participants the opportunity to choose where they live, with whom they live and have access to a range of in-home, residential and other services to support living and inclusion in the community.

Organisation: Independent Advisory Council
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 32
Region:Australia
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What is Article 12 and Legal Capacity?

Article 12. of the UNCRPD wants to ensure that every person with disabilities, including people with psychosocial disabilities, enjoy equal recognition before the law which requires legal capacity. This short animated video seeks to explain what legal capacity is all about and recalls that everyone has the inherent right to make their own choices including people with psychosocial disabilities.

Organisation: Mental Health Europe (MHE)
Format: internet (web)
Region:International
Cover art for: What is Article 19 and Independent Living?

What is Article 19 and Independent Living?

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) is a binding United Nations human rights treaty for persons with disabilities. This short-animated video seeks to explain what Art 19 and independent living means for all people with disabilities, including people with psychosocial disabilities.

Format: internet (web)
Region:International
Cover art for: The Right to Legal Capacity Under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Key Concepts

The Right to Legal Capacity Under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Key Concepts

This paper is written with people with intellectual disabilities in mind, but the questions, analysis and approach may be more widely applicable to other groups as well. The aim is to examine theories of ‘personhood’ for the criteria they provide for founding and recognizing the right to legal capacity. The paper examines how current criteria of personhood and legal capacity systematically discriminate against people with intellectual disabilities in recognition and enjoyment of their legal capacity. It draws on more recent conceptions of personhood from moral and political philosophy to suggest
directions for law reform that could be taken to address this barrier in law, policy and practice.

Author: Michael Bach
Organisation: Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society IRIS
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 24
Region:International, Canada
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NACBO: Meaning Of Home Submission

Published: June 2020

The National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations (NACBO) is a national network of not-for profit, values-based, capacity building organisations. This document is NABCO’s  submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability. We define the meaning of home and what we consider to be best practice in home and community living. We list what each sector can do; people with disability themselves, families, allies, services, or government. We then consider how best practice for a few can become accepted practice for many. We offer three take-home messages from our work and offer four recommendations for government action. Finally, we share twenty-three stories which illustrate that people with disability can have a home of their own, establish networks of family and friends and contribute to a community where they belong.

Organisation: National Alliance of Capacity Building Organisations
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 30
Region:Australia
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Union of Equality: Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disability 2021-2030

Published: March 2021

With this Strategy, the Commission aims to deliver further significant improvements to all areas of the lives of persons with disabilities within the EU and beyond. Over the coming decade, this Strategy will support both Member States and EU institutions in their endeavour to implement the UNCRPD. Accomplishing the initiatives envisaged in this strategy will contribute to reducing discrimination, inequalities and supporting persons with disabilities to fully enjoy their human rights, fundamental freedoms and EU rights on an equal basis with others, by 2030, to maximize their independence, participation and decent living conditions.

Organisation: European Commission
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 33
Region:International, European Union
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EU Disability Strategy 2021-2030

Published: May 2021

The European Commission adopted the European Disability Strategy, entitled “Union of Equality: Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021 – 2030” in March. The aim of the strategy is to tackle the challenges disabled people face, at the EU and Member State level, and to ensure that disabled people: enjoy their human rights, have equal opportunities, have equal access to participate in society and economy, are able to decide where, how and with whom they live, can more freely in the EU regardless of their support needs, and no longer experience discrimination.

Organisation: European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)
Author Link:https://enil.eu/
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 13
Region:European Union
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WWDA Response To Group Homes Issues Paper

Published: July 2020

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)  submission in response to the Royal Commission’s Group Homes Issues Paper. In the context of living arrangements for people with disability, including group homes, the Royal Commission should recognise article 19, Living independently and being included in the community, as wide-ranging and all-encompassing of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) , and as critical to the prevention of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Author: Therese Sands: for and on behalf of Women with Disabilities Australia
Organisation: Women with Disabilities Australia
Format: Document (pdf)
Region:Australia
Cover art for: The Struggle to Ensure all People with Disabilities can Live In a Home of Their Own

The Struggle to Ensure all People with Disabilities can Live In a Home of Their Own

Published: July 2019

The video features a panel discussion convened by Open Society Foundations. Following years of litigation, a landmark settlement in the Brooklyn federal court affirmed the right to live in and be included in the community. This gave more than 4,000 people with disabilities the opportunity to move out of group homes and into their own apartments. While exposing gaps in the support people received for their moves into the community, the film also raises important questions: Can we deconstruct the implicit notion that some individuals with disabilities should not be in charge of their own lives? How can we better provide support—as distinct from control or protection—for formerly institutionalized members of our communities? Should people have to choose between the dignity of choice and freedom, and the dignity of physical safety?

 

 

Organisation: Open Society Foundations
Format: internet (web)
Region:United States of America
Cover art for: From Institutions to Community  Living for Persons with Disabilities:  Perspectives From the Ground

From Institutions to Community Living for Persons with Disabilities: Perspectives From the Ground

Published: July 2018

This report aims to support ongoing efforts to bridge the gap between the promise of law and policy, and the reality on the ground. The exclusion and isolation stemming from institutionalisation of persons with disabilities has prompted a recognition of the need to ensure that people with disabilities can live in the community on an equal basis with others.

Organisation: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 90
Region:International, European Union
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Deinstitutionalisation: Concluding observations on the initial report of France

Published: August 2021

France was reviewed by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Committee) in August 2021. The Committee notes the lack of arrangements for independent living and indvidualised support for disabled people.

Author: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Organisation: European Network on Independent Living (ENIL)
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 19
Region:International, European Union
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Independent Living

Published: July 2018

All people have a right to independent living under Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). This article recognises: “the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community”.

Organisation: Inclusion Europe
Format: Document (pdf)
Pages: 5
Region:International, European Union