Rights of Persons with Disabilities

On 13 December 2006 the General Assembly adopted the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, together with an Optional Protocol aimed at establishing an individual complaints procedure. This was a historic step which, under the auspices of the UN, gives people with disabilities comprehensive human rights protection against discrimination.

Here you can find information by the Foreign Office and further links on the rights of persons with disabilities.

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Inklusion in Deutschland

Germany was one of the first countries to sign the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol on 30 March 2007, ratifying it on 24 February 2009. The objective is to allow people with disabilities to participate equally in political, social, economic and cultural life, to offer them equal opportunities in education and the world of work, and to offer all citizens the chance to play their own self determined part in a barrier free society.

Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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