Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

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Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
Signed 8 June 1999
Location Guatemala City, Guatemala
Effective 14 September 2001
Condition 6 ratifications
Signatories 20
Parties 19
Depositary General Secretariat of the Organization of American States
Languages English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

The Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities is a regional human rights instrument, adopted in 1999 within the Organization of American States. It calls on states to facilitate the full integration of persons with disabilities into society through legislation, social initiatives and educational programmes. It entered into force on 14 September 2001.

As of 2013, 19 states have ratified the convention.[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ OAS, Signatories and Ratifications

External links

  • Text of the treaty (English, Spanish)
  • Text of the treaty (Portuguese)
  • Parties (signatories and ratifications)
  • Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
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