The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: what does it mean for you?

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First published: 13 Jul 2017

the united nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities what does it mean for you

This updated guide explains what the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is and what it means for you, the obligations of governments who have signed up to it and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in its implementation.

It explains: 

  • what the Convention is
  • its key principles
  • how it can be used by disabled people and their organisations to bring about change at a local and national level
  • where you can find useful resources about and further information on the Convention

We have also produced a British Sign Language (BSL) video of the guide on YouTube.

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