Legislation

 

United Nations- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and ProtocolEnable

 

The aim of the convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.

 

Countries that join in the Convention engage themselves to develop and carry out policies, laws and administrative measures for securing the rights recognized in the Convention and abolish laws, regulations, customs and practices that constitute discrimination (Article 4). As a change of perceptions is essential to improve the situation of persons with disabilities, ratifying countries are to combat stereotypes and prejudices and promote awareness of the capabilities of persons with disabilities (Article 8).

 

The United Nations- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Protocol document can be downloaded in:

English, Dutch, French, Spanish, Russian, Catalonian, Croatian, Greek, Hungarian, Maltese, Portuguese, Slovenian, Swedish and Turkish

 

An accessible and easy read version can be downloaded in English

 

For more information please visit the United Nations Enable website.