At the Continuing Cancer Care Conference, September 7 2011, participants and Members of the European Parliament, pledged to commit to support cancer patients who wish to return to work and to iron out injustices when accessing credit and insurance services.
DECLARATION OF SUPPORT FOR CANCER PATIENTS
We, the undersigned, recognise that cancer patients, survivors and family members who need to take time out to care for patients face specific problems in their places of work and need legal protection of their rights to return to satisfactory employment if they so desire.
And, we the undersigned recognise that cancer patients and survivors are unfairly considered under current legislation, and that the rights of cancer patients to more transparent and fairer access to credit and insurance should be guaranteed.
Hence, we pledge to:
“Call for, at the minimum, a definition of disability as set out by the UN Convention on the rights of people with disabilities, to be implemented in all member states and applied to all existing and proposed EU anti-discrimination legislation”
In 2002, ECL published a Joint Declaration on the Promotion and Enforcement of Cancer Patients' Rights.
The text was adopted during the General Assembly of June 2002 in Oslo.
The document, based on common human values, covers the following themes:
Right to information
Right to self-determination
Right to confidentiality and privacy
Right to social support
You can find the full text attached here.
Last Updated on Friday, 30 September 2011 12:27