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International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

United Nations International Human Rights Instruments and Resources Conventions/Treaties United Nations 13 December 2006 Convention/treaty A/61/611

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a legally binding UN human rights instrument which aims to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full exercise of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure that they enjoy full equality under the law. The CRPD has marked a major paradigm shift 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. It is also the only UN human rights instrument with an explicit development dimension.

The Committee of the CRPD is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the Convention by countries.


CRPD Accessible PDF
English, 164.6 kB pdf
CRPD Farsi
611.3 kB pdf
CRPD Chinese
Chinese, 1.1 MB pdf
CRPD Espanol
Spanish, 537.7 kB pdf
CRPD Francais
French, 537.9 kB pdf
CRPD Russian
Russian, 714.6 kB pdf
CRPD Arabic
Arabic, 283 kB pdf

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