"Human rights: a reality for all"


Conference to launch the Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023


27-28 March 2017, Filoxenia Conference Centre,

Nicosia, Cyprus



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Outline paper

Promoting and protecting human rights of all persons and upholding democracy and the respect of the rule of law is the core of Council of Europe work. The protection of rights, safeguarded and guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights, apply to all, including persons with disabilities. The new Council of Europe Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2017 – 2023 was drafted over the past year by Council of Europe member States in co-operation with civil society and other stakeholders. The Strategy was adopted by the Committee of Ministers in December 2016 and will be launched during a conference in Nicosia, Cyprus on 27-28 March 2017. read more about the Conference "Human rights: a reality for all"

Practical information

Biographies of speakers and moderators

List of participants (pdf format)    List of participants (HTLM format)

Presentations and speeches

Cyprus conference report