Disability Rights International

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


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  • Info

    Disability Rights International   (DRI)

    EU Transparency Register

    662845736824-04 First registered on 17 Dec 2019

    Goals / Remit

    Disability Rights International is dedicated to promoting the human rights and full participation in society of people with disabilities worldwide.

    Main EU files targeted

    Support for deinstitutionalisation process and community living for children and adults with disabilities in European member states and beyond; Multi-annual Financial Framework regulations; ESF+, IPA funding for pre-accession countries; Child Guarantee


    Head Office
    1825 K Street NW
    Suite 600
    Washington 20006
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


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    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    Eric Rosenthal – DRI’s founder and Executive Director, Eric Rosenthal, JD, LLD (hon.) is widely recognized as a top legal expert in international disability rights and has received international awards and recognition for pioneering the field. He teaches international disability rights law at American University Washington College of Law and is the former Fr. Robert Drinan Chair in International Human Rights at the Georgetown University Law Center.

    Dragana Ciric Milovanovic – Dragana Ciric Milovanovic is Director of Disability Rights International’s Europe Regional Office. She is also a founder of Mental Disability Rights Initiative in Serbia (MDRI-S), an affiliate of Disability Rights International, founded in 2008 to support national advocacy movement of persons with intellectual, cognitive and psycho-social disabilities and perform oversight of their human rights in Serbia. Dragana is an author of numerous reports and publications on disability rights in Serbia.

    Priscila Rodriguez – DRI’s Associate Director, Priscila Rodriguez, LLM, is a Mexican attorney with extensive experience in international litigation. She is also head of DRI’s Women’s Rights Initiative for the Americas and her work has been recognized by Handicap International as 2 of the 5 top best practices in international human rights work for women with disabilities in the world.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

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  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    The budget estimate was calculated from $US to EUR according to the exchange rate by xe.com
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  • EU Structures

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    Other activities

    Given challenges to rights enforcement, DRI is increasingly aware of the need to strengthen the disability community and educate donors and development organizations (especially regarding the issue of group homes placement for children). We are not giving up on the importance of traditional rights enforcement techniques and litigation as we believe these approaches will have long-term payoff. And in the interim, our allies have turned to DRI for help with the use of mainstream human rights mechanisms.

    To protect children, our advocacy has shifted toward a right to family. Our forthcoming Bulgaria report demonstrates the enormous dangers of internationally-supported programs moving children from orphanages to group homes. In addition to using human rights reporting to educate and engage the public, it has proven necessary to reinforce arguments with strong science and information about the experiences of people with disabilities and families. As the UN authorities work to resolve conflicts between the treaties, DRI is sought out as an expert in law, policy, and practice – including practical steps that can be used to integrate children with disabilities into families while avoiding group homes.
    DRI was able to gather support of 10 additional disability rights networks and a child rights network for the position paper on the right to family life for children. This was the first time that disability groups came strongly together on child tights issues which contributed to better representation of disability community in the discussion about the upcoming UNGA resolution on the rights of the child. The joint position paper was used as a basis for negotiations with the State parties by DRI and allies with presence in New York – mainly International Disability Alliance. The document is available here: https://www.driadvocacy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-09-12_UNGA-Right-to-Family-Life.pdf and in accessible format on DRI's website https://www.driadvocacy.org/media-gallery/our-reports-publications/

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 29 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject DRI and ENIL's views on EU disability policy and deinstitutionalisation.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Helena Dalli
      Portfolio Equality
      • Nora Bednarski (Cabinet member)
      • Silvan Agius (Cabinet member)
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