Communication to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Swedish Association of the Deaf, Swedish Youth Association of the Deaf and the non-profit association The law as a tool has submitted a communication to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, requesting the Committee to recognise that Sweden has violated the rights of Richa

Comments on Draft to General Comment nr 6

Comments from Independent Living Institute (and The Swedish Disability Rights Federation) on the Draft General Comment nr 6 on article 5 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Equality and non-discrimination.

Adolf Ratzka – ”Generation change at the Independent Living Institute”

I'm almost 74 years old and have been ILI's director since the organization's start in 1993. Contrary to what you might suspect, my role models have not been Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro or similar hard-to-remove older gentlemen. For a long time, I have been looking for somebody willing and capable to succeed me as ILI's  director, a position where you are expected to raise money for your own salary. Now, finally, I found the right one: Jamie Bolling.

Adolf Ratzka – ”Dags för generationsskifte på Independent Living Institute”

Nu fyller jag snart 74 år och har varit ILI:s verksamhetsledare sedan begynnelsen anno 1993. Men mina förebilder har inte varit Robert Mugabe, Fidel Castro och liknande långsittande äldre herrar. Länge har jag letat efter någon som vill och kan efterträda mig som verksamhetsledare på ILI, ett jobb där man förväntas skaffa pengar till sin egen lön. Nu, äntligen har jag hittat den rätta: Jamie Bolling.

Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2016

Independent Living Institute.  2017.  Independent Living Institute Verksamhetsberättelse 2016.
Swedish

ÅRSBERÄTTELSE 2016

Independent Living Institute (ILI) arbetar för att främja möjligheterna för människor med funktionsnedsättning till mer personlig och politisk makt, självbestämmande, full delaktighet och jämlikhet genom information, utbildning, opinionsbildning och projektverksamhet.

Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2016

Independent Living Institute.  2017.  Independent Living Institute Annual Report 2016.
English

ANNUAL REPORT 2016

Independent Living Institute (ILI) works to promote opportunities for disabled people to more personal and political power, self-determination, full participation and equality through information, education, impact work and project activities.

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CASE LAW: Swedish municipality liable for disability discrimination through deficient accessibility in elementary school

English
Linder, Ola.  2017.  CASE LAW: Swedish municipality liable for disability discrimination through deficient accessibility in elementary school.

 

Sebastian Häregård, 14, was illegally discriminated against in his school Nästegårdsskolan in Vara municipality, Sweden. The municipality had failed to take measures for accessibility that are required. Deficient ramps and heavy doors which had not been rectified was sufficient to conclude that Sebastian had not been put in a comparable situation to pupils without his impairment.

The Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) sued the municipality for illegal discrimination in the form of deficient accessibility (Discrimination act 2008:567, 1:4 3p.). The Skaraborg District Court judgment was delivered on May 24 2017 (case no T-2447-16), establishing that the municipality is obliged to pay 30 000 SEK to Sebastian as compensation for discrimination. 

Adolf Ratzka wins ULOBA's 2017 Pride Award

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