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Title: Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons
Available From: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/law/res2856.htm
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/t1drmrp.htm
Conclusion Date: 1971-12-20
Description: One of the first international human rights instruments relating specifically to people with disabilities, this Declaration proclaims the equal rights of mentally retarded persons, including the right to economic security and the right to a qualified guardian, among others.
Legal Citation: UN Doc. A/8429 (1971); GA res. 2856 (XXVI); 26 UN GAOR Supp. (No. 29) at 93
EISIL Categories: Home > International Human Rights > Disabled Persons
Home > Individuals & Groups > Social & Political Issues > Disabled Persons
Keywords: disability
Language(s): English
Document Creator: UN General Assembly
Site Administrator: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
ngochr@ohchr.org


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