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Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disability Treaty) « Important Federal Legislation/ Issues

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Disability Treaty) is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities, ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. The Convention has served as the major catalyst in the global movement from viewing persons with disabilities as objects of charity, medical treatment and social protection towards viewing them as full and equal members of society, with human rights.