Taking it to the top! Key politicians in Bosnia-Herzegovina commit to the Right to Act

Taking it to the top! Key politicians in Bosnia-Herzegovina commit to the Right to Act

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To Bosnia Herzegovina, where our partners SUMERO have taken the ‘Right To Act’ declaration to key politicians.

Vjekoslav Čamber Federal minister of Federal ministry of labor and social policy was informed of our campaign and visited Bosnia-Herzegovina’s self-advocacy group for people with intellectual disabilities. Minister Čamber signed the declaration and gave full support to further activities of PERSON project especially in the part of the amendment of laws that discriminate rights of persons with disabilities through deprivations of legal capacity.

This is a fine achievement by SUMERO. People with disabilities advocating for their own rights serves as perhaps the most important tool in changing law and policy for greater equality for people with disabilities. But it is also important that we have channels to decision-makers in government so that representatives are taking concrete steps to bring disability justice into reality. Signing the declaration gives citizens a tool to hold their representatives accountable for taking these concrete changes. We’ll report back on that soon because achieving the ‘right to act’ doesn’t just require signatures on a declaration – it requires concrete changes to policy, law and practice.

 

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This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of PERSON (Partnership to Ensure Reforms of Supports in Other Nations) and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.