Speakers' Notes for 6 April Side Event on Independent Living


Catalina Devandas, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Chair

Oana Gîrlescu, Lawyer, MDAC. “Moldova: Successes and challenges in deinstitutionalisation”

Derrick Kizza, Executive Director, MHU. “Uganda: Peer support, micro-finance and preventing abuse"

Miroslav Cangár, FORUM: “Slovakia: Measuring quality in community-based services”

Dragana Ciric Milovanovic, Director, MDRI-S. “Tackling the problem of trans-institutionalisation”

Emina Ćerimović, Researcher, Human Rights Watch. “Deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities”

Steven Allen, Campaigns Director, MDAC. “Minimum State obligations under Article 19 – law, policy, practice”

Statement by Jonas Ruškus, CRPD Committee Member

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