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Title: Persons with Disabilities
Alternative Title(s): General Comment No. 5, Persons with Disabilities
Available From: http://www.hrea.org/index.php?base_id=152
Conclusion Date: 1994-12-09
Description: This General Comment by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights affirms the applicability of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to persons with disabilities. It further sets out the obligations of state parties to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and to eliminate discrimination on the grounds of disability.
The alternative URL links to a site including links to PDF and WordPerfect versions of the complete Committee Supplement no. 3, where the General Comment begins on p. 110 (and not, as indicated in the table of contents, on p. 99).
Legal Citation: UN Doc. E/1995/22 at 19 (1995), reprinted in Compilation of General Comments and General Recommendations Adopted by Human Rights Treaty Bodies, U.N. Doc. HRI/GEN/1/Rev.6 at 24 (2003)
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Disabled Persons
Home > Individuals & Groups > Social & Political Issues > Disabled Persons
Keywords: disability
discrimination
human rights
Language(s): English
Document Creator: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
atikhonov@ohchr.org
Site Administrator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
webadmin.hchr@unog.ch


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