The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was the response of the international community to the long history of discrimination, exclusion and dehumanization of persons with disabilities. It was historic and groundbreaking in many ways, being the fastest negotiated human rights treaty ever, and the first of the 21st Century.
Parliaments and parliamentarians have a key role in promoting and protecting human rights. This Handbook seeks to raise awareness of the Convention and its provisions, promote an appreciation of disability concerns, and assist parliaments in understanding the mechanisms and frameworks needed to translate the Convention into practice. By providing examples and insights, it is hoped that the Handbook will be a useful tool for parliamentarians to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities all over the world.
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