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Title: Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against People with Disabilities
Available From: http://www.oas.org/juridico/english/ga-res99/eres1608.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/disabilitytreaty.html
http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/3de4cb7d4.html
Conclusion Date: 1999-06-07
Entry Into Force Date: 2001-09-14
Description: This Convention focuses on "the prevention and elimination of all forms of discrimination against persons with disabilities and the promotion of their full integration into society. States parties undertake to adopt the legislative, social, educational, labor-related, or any other measures needed to achieve the goals of the Convention, and to co-operate with one another in helping to prevent and eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities" (information available from the UN's Human Rights and Disability page).
Signatories and ratifications available from this web site.
Legal Citation: AG/RES. 1608 (XXIX-O/99)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > Inter-American System
Home > Individuals & Groups > Social & Political Issues > Disabled Persons
Home > International Human Rights > Disabled Persons
Keywords: disability
discrimination
Language(s): English
Spanish
Document Creator: Organization of American States, Secretariat for Legal Affairs
SLADLCIWebMaster@oas.org
Site Administrator: Organization of American States, Secretariat for Legal Affairs
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