To link to this article, copy this persistent link:
(Jan 20, 2011) The European Union recently announced its ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (adopted on Dec. 13, 2006), United Nations website, http://www.un.org/disabilities/convention/conventionfull.shtml; Press Release, IP/11/4, RAPID, EU Ratifies UN Convention on Disability Rights (Jan. 5, 2011), (http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/11/4&form
It is the first comprehensive treaty on human rights to be ratified by the EU. As stated in its article 1, the Convention's purpose 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." The Convention has been signed by all 27 EU Member States and ratified by 16 of them. According to a press release on the ratification, there are approximately 80 million people with disabilities in the EU (Press Release, supra).
|Author:||Nicole Atwill More by this author|
|Topic:||Disability More on this topic|
|Jurisdiction:||European Union More about this jurisdiction|
Search Legal News
Find legal news by topic, country, keyword, date, or author.
Global Legal Monitor RSS
Get the Global Legal Monitor delivered to your inbox. Sign up for RSS service.
The Global Legal Monitor is an online publication from the Law Library of Congress covering legal news and developments worldwide. It is updated frequently and draws on information from the Global Legal Information Network, official national legal publications, and reliable press sources. You can find previous news by searching the GLM.
Last updated: 01/20/2011