The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006 was drafted to ensure the full enjoyment of fundamental human rights by persons with disabilities without any kind of discrimination on the basis of disability.

This text ensures that a disabled person is perceived as a subject of law with the same rights as others. This leads to fundamental principles, such as:

  • The right to equality and non-discrimination
  • The right to an independent and autonomous life
  • The right to liberty and security of the person
  • The right to employment and education

In the area of children's rights, the text explicitly obliges signatory States to take "all necessary measures to ensure the full enjoyment by children with disabilities of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, on an equal basis with other children" (Article 7).

The Convention's text in PDF format

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