Human Rights

Survey Report on Remedies

Independent Living Institute.  2020.  Survey Report on Remedies.
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DRD conducted a survey on remedies in cooperation with the project Article 19 as a tool. The survey was carried out with the aim to gain an overview of the topic of remedies, to see where and what law systems in general are lacking or which remedies can be transferred from one country to another for better effectiveness in using the law as a tool for social change and individual justice. The following report sumarizes the results of the survey and provides an overview of some legal remedies to enable interested readers to learn from other countries' experiences as well as to gain knowledge about other types of remedies which might be more effective for ensuring protection and enforcement of rights.

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Webinar 'Legal Clinics - a tool to promote disability rights' May 2020

Independent Living Institute.  2020.  Webinar 'Legal Clinics - a tool to promote disability rights' May 2020.
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In cooperation with the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), DRD held a webinar on ‘Legal Clinics - a tool to promote disability rights’ on the 26th of May 2020. This report summarizes the webinar. A recording of the webinar can be watched with subtitles on youtube.

Webinar 'Aging with Disabilities in the Community' Febraury 2020

Independent Living Institute.  2020.  Webinar 'Aging with Disabilities in the Community' Febraury 2020.
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In cooperation with the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), DRD held a webinar on ‘Aging with Disabilities in the Community’ on the 6th of February 2020. This report summarizes the webinar. A recording of the webinar can be watched on youtube.

Webinar 'Law for Accessibility' November 2019

Independent Living Institute.  2019.  Webinar 'Law for Accessibility' November 2019.
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In cooperation with the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL), DRD held a webinar focused on ‘Law for Accessibility’ on the 25th of November 2019. This report summarizes briefly the webinar. A recording of the webinar can also be watched on youtube.

Webinar 'Disability Rights Defenders Network' May 2019

Independent Living Institute.  2019.  Webinar 'Disability Rights Defenders Network' May 2019.
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ILI and the European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) held a webinar to introduce the work of the Disability Rights Defenders Network. The webinar took place on 20 May 2019.  This report summarizes the webinar shortly. 

Access to Justice

Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2018.  Access to Justice.
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Dr. Adolf Ratzka, chair of the Swedish Association ”Law as a Tool for Social Change”

 I am here in this panel as the chairperson of the Swedish member association Law as a Tool for Social Change (”Med lagen som verktyg”). Our mission is to raise awareness of our group’s human and civil rights, and to increase our capacity in defending these rights against businesses and government agencies - if necessary in court. Thus, in this panel, my perpective is from the grass-roots level.

Adolf Ratzka awarded ULOBAs 2017 Pride Award

Dr. Adolf Ratzka.  2017.  Adolf Ratzka awarded ULOBAs 2017 Pride Award.
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Adolf Ratzka winner of  ULOBAs Pride Award in Oslo  2017

Adolf Ratzka wins ULOBA's 2017 Pride Award at the annual ULOBA Pride Parade in Oslo on June 17. ULOBA's general director Vibeke Maröy Melström had this to say about the jury's decision

This year’s winner of the Pride Award has been one of Europe’s leading activists in the fight for equality for disabled people for nearly five centuries.

The award winner defines Independent Living as us having the rights, choices and control over our own lives which others often take for granted.

CONFERENCE VIDEOS 24-25 NOV 2016: Strategic litigation and human rights enforcement

Paul Lappalainen, Erdtman, Emil.  2017.  CONFERENCE VIDEOS 24-25 NOV 2016: Strategic litigation and human rights enforcement.
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On 24 and 25 November 2016, the Law as a Tool for Social Change project arranged a conference and two seminars on how civil society, through strategic litigation, can counteract discrimination against people with disabilities and contribute to case law and the changing of legal norms.

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