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New UN Convention Guarantees Rights for Persons with Disabilities.
Abstract:
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) became the first international human rights instrument to come into force in the 21st century when on 3 May Ecuador became the 20th state to ratify the treaty. The Convention does not create new rights for the estimated 650 million people around the world with disabilities, but aims to ensure that the benefits of existing rights are fully extended and guaranteed. This rights-based approach represents a paradigm shift from the previous charitable approach to persons with disabilities (PWDs). By ratifying the Convention, States commit themselves to enact laws and other measures to improve disability rights, and to abolish legislation, customs and practices that discriminate against persons with disabilities. #DisabilitiesRights #FreedomOfMovement
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Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES, WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, GOVERNMENT POLICY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
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UNOHCHR , (2008)
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14.02.02 - Human Rights
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New UN Convention Guarantees Rights for Persons with Disabilities.
Abstract:
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) became the first international human rights instrument to come into force in the 21st century when on 3 May Ecuador became the 20th state to ratify the treaty. The Convention does not create new rights for the estimated 650 million people around the world with disabilities, but aims to ensure that the benefits of existing rights are fully extended and guaranteed. This rights-based approach represents a paradigm shift from the previous charitable approach to persons with disabilities (PWDs). By ratifying the Convention, States commit themselves to enact laws and other measures to improve disability rights, and to abolish legislation, customs and practices that discriminate against persons with disabilities. #DISABILITIESRIGHTS #FREEDOMOFMOVEMONT #FREEDOMOFEXPLOITATION
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES, PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES, WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, GOVERNMENT POLICY, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2008)
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14.02.02 - Human Rights
PDF | File Size: 131 KB   Download
Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: PRATIVASHRESTHA, Auditor:
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New UN Convention Guarantees Rights for Persons with Disabilities
Abstract:
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) became the first international human rights instrument to come into force in the 21st century when on 3 May Ecuador became the 20th state to ratify the treaty. The Convention does not create new rights for the estimated 650 million people around the world with disabilities, but aims to ensure that the benefits of existing rights are fully extended and guaranteed. This rights-based approach represents a paradigm shift from the previous charitable approach to persons with disabilities (PWDs). By ratifying the Convention,States commit themselves to enact laws and other measures to improve disability rights, and to abolish legislation, customs and practices that discriminate against persons with disabilities. The CRPD includes the rights to education, health, work,adequate living conditions, freedom of movement, freedom from exploitation and equal recognition before the law. It also addresses the need for persons with disabilities to have access to public transport, buildings and other facilities, and recognizes their capacity to make decisions for themselves.The Convention’s Optional Protocol allows individuals to petition an international expert body.
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Press Release  in  English
Keywords:
RIGHTS FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES, DISCRIMINATION, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, MANKIND
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2008)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
PDF | File Size: 131 KB   Download
Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: , Auditor:
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