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UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Release Date: 11 Nov 2007

On 19 September 2007, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was held at Homebase Expo, Subiaco, Western Australia.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights convention which sets out the fundamental human rights of people with disability. It is made up of two documents, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which contains the substantive human rights provisions. and the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is a more limited document that sets up an individual complaints procedure. Australia has signed the Convention but not the Optional Protocol.

UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [DOC] [PDF]

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