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CRC on countdown to Ireland ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD

Minister of State with Responsibility for Disabilities, Finian McGrath, is hopeful that Ireland will ratify the UNCRPD before the end of 2016.

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities confirms that people with disabilities have the same human rights as everyone else and that counties must protect those rights. Barriers which stop people with disabilities from getting their rights should be removed. Laws should be changed so that people with disabilities are not discriminated against. Countries that ratify the UN Convention for the Rights of Persons with disabilities are legally bound to change their laws and policies so that people with disabilities can fulfill their rights including the right to education, to work, to vote, to healthcare, to live in the community, with choices equal to others.

Link to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities homepage

https://www.un.org/development/desa/disabilities/convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities.html

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Easy Read version

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/345108/easy-read-un-convention.pdf

It’s about Ability – this publication explains the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disabilities to children

https://www.unicef.org/publications/index_43893.html

 

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