Law Approving The Following International Acts:-Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, - Optional Protocol To The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, Adopted In New York On 13 December 200

Original Language Title: Loi portant assentiment aux Actes internationaux suivants : -Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées, -Protocole facultatif se rapportant à la Convention relative aux droits des personnes handicapées, adoptés à New York le 13 décembre 200

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Posted the: 2009-07-22 Numac: 2009015083 FEDERAL Foreign Affairs, external trade and development COOPERATION PUBLIC SERVICE 13 May 2009. -Law on consent in the following international acts:-Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, - optional protocol to the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, adopted in New York on December 13, 2006 (1) (2) ALBERT II, King of the Belgians, to all, present and future, hi.
The Chambers have adopted and we endorse the following: Article 1. This Act regulates a matter referred to in article 77 of the Constitution.
S. 2. the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, adopted at New York on 13 December 2006, will release its full and complete effect.
S. 3. the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, adopted in New York on 13 December 2006, will release its full and complete effect.
Promulgate this Act, order that it self under the seal of the State and published by le Moniteur.
Given to Brussels, May 13, 2009.
ALBERT by the King: the Minister of Foreign Affairs, K. DE GUCHT the Minister of Social Affairs and public health, Ms. L. ONKELINX. the Minister of Justice, S. DE CLERCK Minister of employment and equal opportunities, Mrs J. MILQUET. the Minister for Social Integration and Pensions, Ms. ARENA the Minister of Development Cooperation , C. MICHEL the Secretary of State for mobility, E.
SCHOUPPE the Secretary of State for disabled persons, Ms. J. FERNANDEZ-FERNANDEZ the Secretary of State in the fight against poverty, j.-m. Charles sealed with the seal of the State: the Minister of Justice, S. DE CLERCK Notes (1) Session 2008 - 2009.
Senate: Documents. -Bill filed December 16, 2008, no. 4 - 1069/1. -Amendments, no. 4-1069/2.
-Report, n ° 4-1069/3. -Text adopted by the commission, No 4-1069/4.
Parliamentary Annals.
-Discussion, meeting of January 22, 2009. -Vote meeting of January 22, 2009.
House of representatives: Documents. -Draft transmitted by the Senate, no. 52-1752/1. -Text adopted in plenary and subject to Royal assent, session No. 52-1752/2.
Parliamentary Annals. -Discussion, February 19, 2009 meeting. -Vote meeting of February 19, 2009.
(2) see Decree of the Flemish Community of May 8, 2009 (Moniteur belge of X); Decree of the French community of March 26, 2009 (Moniteur belge of 27 May 2009), Decree of the German-speaking community of May 11, 2009 (Moniteur belge of 9 July 2009), Decree of the Walloon Region from April 30, 2009 (Moniteur belge of 28 May 2009), Decree of the Walloon Region (Moniteur belge of 27 May 2009), April 30, 2009 order of the Region of Brussels - capital of March 26, 2009 (Moniteur belge of April 16, 2009)-order of the Joint Community Commission of May 14, 2009 (Moniteur belge of 22 May 2009), Decree of the French Community Commission of January 15, 2009 (Moniteur belge of February 13, 2009 (ed. 2)) Convention on the rights of disabled persons preamble the States Parties to this Convention, a) Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the UN that the recognition of the dignity and the value inherent in all members of the human family and their equal and inalienable rights is the Foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world;
(b) Recognizing that the United Nations, in the Universal Declaration of human rights and in the International Covenants on human rights, proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms contained therein, without distinction;
(c) Reaffirming the character universal, indivisible, interdependent and inseparable from all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms and the need to ensure the full enjoyment to persons with disabilities without discrimination;
(d) Recalling the international Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights the international Covenant on Civil and political rights, the International Convention on the elimination of all forms of racial discrimination, the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, the Convention against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment the Convention on the rights of the child and the International Convention on the protection of the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families;
(e) Recognizing that the concept of disability is evolving and that disability results from the interaction between people with disabilities and behavioural and environmental barriers which impede their full and effective participation in society on the basis of equality with others;
f) Recognizing the importance of the principles and guidelines contained in the World Programme of action concerning disabled persons and the standard rules on the Equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities and their influence on the promotion, development and evaluation levels national, regional and international policies, plans, programmes and measures to further the Equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities;
(g) emphasizing the importance of integrating the status of persons with disabilities in the relevant strategies of sustainable development;
(h) Recognizing also that discrimination based on disability is a denial of the dignity and the value inherent in the human person;
(i) Recognizing further the diversity of persons with disabilities;
j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect the rights of human persons with disabilities, including those that require an accompanying further;
k) concerned that, despite c; various instruments and undertakings, persons with disabilities continue to face barriers to participation in society as equal members thereof and to be the subject of violations of the human rights in all parts of the world;
l) Recognizing the importance of international cooperation for the improvement of the living conditions of persons with disabilities in every country, in particular in developing countries;
(m) enjoying the valuable current and potential contributions of persons with disabilities to the general well-being and diversity of their communities, and recognizing that the promotion of the full enjoyment of the human rights and fundamental freedoms by such persons as well as their full participation will enhance their sense of belonging and will significantly advance the human, social and economic development of their societies and the eradication of poverty;
n) Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their autonomy and their individual independence, including the freedom to make their own choices;
(o) considering that persons with disabilities should have the opportunity to participate actively in the process of decision-making concerning policies and programs, in particular those which concern them directly.
(p) concerned by the difficulties faced by disabled people, who are exposed to forms multiple or aggravated discrimination based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, opinion political or any other opinion, national, ethnic, indigenous or social origin, wealth, birth, age or other status;
(q) Recognizing that women and girls with disabilities are often at in their family abroad, higher risks of violence, physical integrity, abuse, abandonment or neglect, abuse or exploitation;
r) Recognizing that children with disabilities must enjoy all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms, on the basis of equality with other children, and recalling the obligations were assumed to this end States Parties to the Convention on the rights of the child;
s) emphasizing the need to incorporate the principle of equality of the sexes in all efforts to promote the full enjoyment of the rights of man and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities;
t) stressing the fact that the majority of persons with disabilities live in poverty and recognizing in this regard the importance at the highest point to tackle the pernicious effects of poverty on persons with disabilities;
(u) aware that a true protection of persons with disabilities requires conditions of peace and security based on full adherence to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and on respect for the instruments of the human rights applicable, in particular in the event of armed conflict or foreign occupation;
(v) Recognizing that it is important that people with disabilities have full access to the physical, social, economic and cultural, health and education as well as to information and communication for full enjoyment of all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms;
w) aware that the individual, given its obligations to other individuals and society to which he belongs, is required to make effort to promote and respect the rights recognized in the International Bill of human rights;
(x) convinced that the family is the natural and fundamental element of society and is entitled to the protection of society and the State and people

with disabilities and their family members should receive necessary protection and assistance so that families can contribute to the full and equal enjoyment of their rights by persons with disabilities;
(y) convinced that a comprehensive and integral international convention for the promotion and protection of the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities will contribute significantly to addressing the deep social disadvantage faced by persons with disabilities and promote their participation, on the basis of equality of opportunity in all areas of civil life, political, economic, social and cultural , in developed countries as in developing countries, have agreed as follows: Article 1 purpose this Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
People with disabilities means persons who have physical, mental, intellectual or sensory disabilities lasting whose interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on the basis of equality with others.
Article 2 Definitions for the purposes of this Convention: means 'communication', among other languages, display of text, braille, tactile communication, large print, multimedia accessible as well as the methods, means and forms of communication augmentative and alternative based on written media, audio media, simplified language and human player, including information and communication technologies accessible;
Means 'language', among others, languages spoken and signed languages and other forms of language not spoken;
Means "disability-based discrimination" any distinction, exclusion or restriction based on disability which has the object or effect of compromise or negate the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on the basis of equality with others, all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms in the areas political, economic social, cultural, civil or other. Disability-based discrimination includes all forms of discrimination, including denial of reasonable accommodation;
"Reasonable accommodation" means necessary and appropriate adjustments and changes only not imposing a disproportionate or undue burden changes, depending on the needs in a particular case, to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment or exercise, on the basis of equality with others, of all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms;
Means "universal design" the design of products, equipment, programs and services that can be used by everyone, to the greatest extent possible, without requiring or adaptation or special design. "Universal design" shall not exclude assistive devices for particular groups of persons with disabilities there where they are needed.
Article 3 General principles the principles of the Convention are: a) respect for inherent dignity, individual autonomy, including the freedom to make their own choices, and independence of persons;
(b) non-discrimination;
c) participation and the full and effective integration into society;
(d) respect for difference and acceptance of disability as part of human diversity and humanity;
e) equality of opportunity;
f) accessibility;
(g) equality between men and women;
h) respect for the development of the capacities of children with disabilities and respect for the right of disabled children to preserve their identity.
Article 4 General Obligations 1. States Parties undertake to ensure and promote the full enjoyment of all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms of all persons with disabilities without discrimination of any kind based on disability. To this end, they undertake to: a) adopt all appropriate legislative, administrative or other measures to implement the rights recognized in the present Convention;
(b) take all appropriate measures, including legislative, to amend, repeal or abolish laws, regulations, customs and practices which are source of discrimination against persons with disabilities;
(c) take into account the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilities in all policies and in all programmes;
(d) to refrain from any action and any practice inconsistent with the Convention and ensure that public authorities and institutions act in accordance with this Convention;
e) take all appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination based on disability by any person, organization or company private.
(f) undertake or encourage research and the development of goods, services, equipment and facilities of universal design, according to the definition given in article 2 of this Convention, which should require the minimum possible adaptation and costs to meet the specific needs of persons with disabilities, encourage the supply and use of these goods, services, equipment and facilities and encourage the incorporation of universal design in the development of standards and guidelines;
g) undertake or promote research and development and encourage the supply and use of new technologies - including the technologies of information and communication, aid to mobility, devices and assistive technologies - which are adapted to people with disabilities, focusing on affordable technologies;
h) provide persons with disabilities accessible information on aid to mobility, devices and accessories and assistive technologies, including new technologies, as well as other forms of assistance, support and equipment;
i) encourage training in the rights recognized in this Convention of professional and personal which work with people with disabilities, so as to improve the delivery of aid and services guaranteed by those rights.
2. in the case of economic, social and cultural rights, each State party undertakes to take steps, to the maximum of available resources and, where needed, within the framework of international cooperation, with a view to achieving progressively the full realization of these rights, without prejudice to the obligations of this Convention that are immediately applicable under international law.
3. in the development and implementation of laws and policies for the purposes of the application of this Convention, as well as in the adoption of any decision on issues related to persons with disabilities, States Parties consult closely and actively involve these persons, including disabled children, through the organisations representing them.
4. None of the provisions of the present Convention shall affect more favourable provisions on the exercise of the rights of persons with disabilities that may be included in the legislation of a State party or international law in force for that State. It cannot be admitted any restriction or derogation from the rights of man and fundamental freedoms recognized or existing in any State party to the present Convention pursuant to law, conventions, regulations or custom on the pretext that this Convention does not these rights and freedoms or recognizes them to a lesser extent.
5. the provisions of this Convention shall apply, without limitation or exception to all constituent units of federal States.
Article 5 equality and non-discrimination 1.
States Parties recognize that all persons are equal before the law and under and are entitled without discrimination to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law.
2. States Parties shall prohibit all discrimination on the basis of disability and guarantee to persons with disabilities equal and effective legal protection against discrimination, regardless of the basis.
3. in order to promote equality and eliminate discrimination, States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that reasonable accommodation be made.
4. specific measures which are necessary to accelerate or to ensure the de facto disability equality do not constitute discrimination within the meaning of this Convention.
Article 6 women with disabilities 1. States Parties recognize that women and girls with disabilities are subject to multiple discrimination, and they shall take appropriate measures to enable them to enjoy fully and under conditions of equality of the rights of man and fundamental freedoms.
2. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure the full development, promotion and empowerment of women, to guarantee them the exercise and enjoyment of the rights of man and fundamental freedoms set forth in this Convention.
Article 7 children with disabilities 1. The States Parties shall take all necessary measures to

children with disabilities to ensure the full enjoyment of all the rights of man and fundamental freedoms, on the basis of equality with other children.
2. in all actions concerning children with disabilities, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.
3. States Parties shall ensure to children with disabilities, on the basis of equality with other children, the right to freely express his opinion on any matter affecting them, the views of the child being given due weight in accordance with age and maturity, and assistance adapted to her disability and her age for the exercise of this right.
Article 8 awareness 1.
States Parties undertake to take immediate, effective and appropriate measures with a view to: has) raise awareness across society, including at the level of the family, to the situation of persons with disabilities and promote respect for the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities;
b) combat stereotypes, prejudices and harmful practices relating to persons with disabilities, including those related to sex and age, in all areas;
(c) raise awareness of the capabilities and contributions of persons with disabilities.
2. in the context of the measures they take to this end, States Parties: has) launch and lead effective public awareness campaigns with a view to: i) promote a receptive attitude to the rights of persons with disabilities;
(ii) promote a positive perception of persons with disabilities and a social conscience further towards them;
(iii) to promote recognition of the skills, merits and abilities of persons with disabilities and their contribution in their workplace and on the labour market;
b) encourage at all levels of the education system, including in all children from an early age, an attitude of respect for the rights of persons with disabilities;
(c) encourage all media to show the disabled under a day consistent with the purpose of the present Convention;
(d) encourage the development of programmes of awareness training to persons with disabilities and the rights of persons with disabilities.
Article 9 accessibility 1.
To enable persons with disabilities to live independently and to participate fully in all aspects of life, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure, on the basis of equality with others, access to the physical environment, transportation, information and communication, including systems and information and communication technologies , and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public, both in urban and rural. These measures, which include the identification and elimination of obstacles and barriers to accessibility, shall apply, among others: a) buildings, roads, transportation and other interior fittings or exteriors, including schools, housing, medical facilities and workplaces;
(b) to the information services, communications and other services, including electronic services and emergency services.
(2. States Parties shall also take appropriate measures to: has) develop and promulgate minimum national standards and guidelines for the accessibility of facilities and services open or provided to the public and monitor the application of these standards and guidelines;
(b) to ensure that private entities that offer facilities and services which are open or provided to the public take into account all aspects of accessibility by persons with disabilities;
c) training those concerned about access problems faced by persons with disabilities;
(d) be set up in buildings and other facilities open to the public signage in braille and in easy to read and understand; forms
e) provide forms of human or animal aid and services of mediators, including guides, readers and professional sign language interpreters, to facilitate accessibility to buildings and other facilities open to the public;
(f) promote other appropriate forms of aid and accompaniment of people with disabilities in order to ensure access to information;
g) promote access for persons with disabilities to the new systems and technologies of information and communication, including the Internet;
(h) promote the study, the development, production and dissemination of systems and technologies of information and communication at an early stage, to ensure accessibility at minimum cost.
Article 10 right to life States Parties reaffirm that the right to life is inherent in the human person and shall take all necessary measures to ensure to persons with disabilities the enjoyment, on the basis of equality with others.
Article 11 Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies States Parties shall take, in accordance with the obligations that their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, all necessary measures to ensure the protection and safety of persons with disabilities in situations of risk, including armed conflicts, humanitarian crises and natural disasters.
Article 12 recognition of the legal personality under conditions of equality 1. States Parties reaffirm that persons with disabilities are entitled to recognition in all places of their legal personality.
2. States Parties recognize that persons with disabilities enjoy legal capacity in all areas, on the basis of equality with others.
3. States Parties shall take appropriate measures to give people with disabilities access to the support they may need to exercise their legal capacity.
4. States Parties shall ensure that measures relating to the exercise of legal capacity be accompanied by appropriate and effective safeguards to prevent abuse, in accordance with the international law of human rights. These safeguards shall ensure that measures relating to the exercise of legal capacity respect the rights, will and preferences of the person concerned, are free from any conflict of interest and does not give rise to any undue influence, are proportionate and adapted to the situation of the person concerned, apply for the briefest period possible and are subject to periodic inspection by a competent body independent and impartial or a judicial proceeding. These guarantees must also be proportionate to the degree to which the measures to facilitate the exercise of legal capacity affect the rights and interests of the person concerned.
5. under subject to the provisions of this article, States Parties shall take all appropriate and effective measures to guarantee the right of persons with disabilities on the basis of equality with others, to own property or inherit from controlling their finances and to have access to the same conditions that others to bank loans, mortgages and other forms of financial credit;
They ensure that people with disabilities are not arbitrarily deprived of their property.
Article 13 access to justice 1. The States Parties shall ensure effective access of disabled persons to justice, on the basis of equality with others, including through procedural adaptations and arrangements on the basis of age, in order to facilitate their participation effective, direct or indirect, including as witnesses, in all legal proceedings, including at the stage of the investigation and other preliminary stages.
2. in order to help to ensure effective access for disabled persons to justice, States Parties promote appropriate training for personnel involved in the administration of justice, including police and prison staff.
Article 14 liberty and security of the person 1. States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities, on the basis of equality with others: a) enjoy the right to liberty and security of person;
(b) are not deprived of their liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily; They shall also ensure that any deprivation of liberty either compliance with Act and that in no case the existence of a disability justify a deprivation of liberty.
2. States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities, if they are deprived of their liberty at the end of any procedure, are entitled on the basis of equality with others, to the guarantees provided for by international law on human rights and be treated in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Convention, even with reasonable accommodation.
Article 15 right not to be subjected to torture or punishment or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment 1.
No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, it is prohibited to submit a person without his free consent to medical or scientific experimentation.
2. States Parties shall take all measures, legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to prevent, on the basis of equality with others, that persons with disabilities are

subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
Article 16 right to not be subjected to exploitation, violence and abuse 1.
The States Parties shall take all measures, legislative, administrative, social, educational and other measures to protect persons with disabilities, at their home as outdoors, against all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, including their gender-based aspects.
2. States Parties shall also all appropriate measures to prevent all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse by ensuring to persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers of the forms appropriate help and support tailored to gender and age, including through the provision of information and education on how to avoid recognize and report instances of exploitation, violence and abuse. States Parties shall ensure that protection services are age, sex and disability stakeholders.
3. in order to prevent all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, States Parties shall ensure to that all institutions and programmes for persons with disabilities are effectively monitored by independent authorities.
4. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to promote the physical, cognitive and psychological recovery rehabilitation and social reintegration of persons with disabilities who have been victims of exploitation, violence or abuse in all its forms, including through the provision of protection services. Recovery and reintegration take place in an environment that fosters the health, well-being, self-esteem, dignity and autonomy of the person and takes into account the needs specifically related to sex and age.
5. States Parties shall put in place a legislation and effective policies, including legislation and policies focusing on women and children, which guarantee that cases of exploitation, violence and abuse against persons with disabilities are detected, are the subject of an investigation and, where appropriate, give rise to lawsuits.
Article 17 protecting the integrity of the person any person with a disability is entitled to respect for their physical and mental integrity on the basis of equality with others.
Article 18 right to freedom of movement and nationality 1. States Parties recognize persons with disabilities, on the basis of equality with others, the right to move freely, the right to freely choose their place of residence and the right to a nationality, and they shall particularly ensure that persons with disabilities: a) have the right to acquire a nationality and change of nationality and are not deprived of their nationality arbitrarily or due to their disability;
(b) are not deprived, because of their disability, of their ability to obtain, possess and utilize documentation of their nationality or other documentation of identification or to resort to relevant processes such as immigration proceedings, that may be necessary to facilitate the exercise of the right to freedom of movement;
(c) have the right to leave any country, including their own;
(d) are not deprived, arbitrarily or due to their disability, of the right to enter their own country.
2. disabled children are immediately registered their birth and shall have the right to a name, the right to acquire a nationality and, as far as possible, the right to know their parents and be brought up by them.
Article 19 independent living and inclusion in the company States Parties to this Convention recognize all people with disabilities the right to live in society, with the same freedom of choice as the others, and take effective measures and appropriate to facilitate the full enjoyment of this right and their full inclusion and participation in society for persons with disabilities (, in particular ensuring that: has) persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence on the basis of equality with others, and where and with whom they are going to live and that they are not obliged to live in a particular environment;
(b) persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other social support services, including personal assistance necessary to enable them to live in society and inclusion and prevent them from being isolated or segregation;
(c) the services and social facilities for the general population are made available to persons with disabilities, on the basis of equality with others, and are adapted to their needs.
Article 20 personal mobility States Parties shall take effective measures to ensure personal mobility of persons with disabilities, in the greatest possible autonomy, including: a) facilitating the personal mobility of persons with disabilities in the manner and at the time that they choose, and at an affordable cost;
b) facilitating access by persons with disabilities to mobility aids, devices and accessories, assistive technology, human or animal, and mediators of quality programs, including making sure their cost is affordable;
c) providing persons with disabilities and specialized staff who work with them means of mobility training;
(d) encouraging organizations that produce AIDS mobility, devices and assistive technologies to take into account all aspects of mobility for persons with disabilities.
Article 21 freedom of expression and opinion and access to information States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities can exercise the right to freedom of expression and opinion, including the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas, on the basis of equality with others and resorting to any means of communication of their choice within the meaning of article 2 of this Convention. To this end, States Parties: has) communicate information intended for the general public to persons with disabilities, without delay and free of charge for these, in accessible formats and technologies adapted to the different types of disability;
(b) accept and facilitate the use by people with disabilities, for their official approaches to the sign language, braille, and augmentative alternative communication and all other means, modes and accessible forms of communication of their choice;
c) urge private organizations that make services available to the public, including via the Internet, to provide information and services accessible to persons with disabilities forms and that they can use.
(d) encourage the media, including those who communicate their information via the Internet, to make their services accessible to persons with disabilities;
(e) recognize and promote the use of sign languages.
Article 22 Respect for privacy 1. No person with a disability, regardless of his place of residence or his living environment, shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence or other types of communication or to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation. Persons with disabilities are entitled to the protection of the law against such interference or such abuses.
2. States Parties protect the confidentiality of personal information and information about health and the rehabilitation of persons with disabilities, on the basis of equality with others.
Article 23 Respect for home and the family 1. States Parties shall take effective measures and appropriate to eliminate discrimination against disabled people in everything concerning marriage, family, parenthood and relationships, on the basis of equality with others, and shall ensure that: has) is recognized to all persons with disabilities, marriageable age the right to marry and to found a family on the basis of free and full consent of the intending spouses;
(b) are recognized to persons with disabilities the right to decide freely and in full knowledge of the cause of the number of their children and the spacing of births and the right to have access, so appropriate for their age, information and education reproductive and family planning; and that the means necessary for the exercise of these rights are provided;
(c) disabled persons, including children, retain their fertility on the basis of equality with others.
2. States Parties shall ensure the rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilities in guardianship, curatorship, custody and adoption of children or similar institutions, where these institutions exist in national legislation; in all cases, the best interests of the child is the paramount consideration. The States Parties shall provide appropriate assistance to persons with disabilities in the exercise of their parental responsibilities.
3. States Parties shall ensure that children with disabilities have equal rights in their family life. For the purposes of the exercise of these rights and to prevent concealment,

abandonment, neglect and segregation of children with disabilities, States Parties undertake to provide disabled children and their families at an early stage, a wide range of information and services, including coaching services.
4. States Parties shall ensure that no child be separated from his parents against their will, unless the competent authorities, subject to judicial review, decide, in accordance with the law and procedures, that such separation is necessary in the best interests of the child. In no case a child must be separated from its parents because of his disability or disability of one or both parents.
5. the States Parties undertake, when the immediate family is not able to care for a child with disabilities, to neglect no effort to ensure the support of the child by the extended family and, if this is not possible, in a family setting in the community.
Article 24 Education 1.
States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to education. En_vue_d' ensuring the exercise of this right without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity, States Parties shall ensure that the educational system provides for education at all levels insertion and provides lifelong educational opportunities aimed: a) the full development of human potential and sense of dignity and self-esteem , as well as the strengthening of the respect for the rights of man, fundamental freedoms and human diversity;
(b) the development of the personality of people with disabilities, their talents and their creativity as well as their mental and physical abilities in the extent of their potential;
(c) the effective participation of persons with disabilities to a free society).
2. for the purposes of the exercise of this right, States Parties shall ensure that: a) persons with disabilities are not excluded on the basis of their disability, the system of general education and ensure that children with disabilities are not excluded, on the basis of disability, of primary education free and compulsory and secondary education;
(b) persons with disabilities can, on the basis of equality with others, access to the communities where they live, to inclusive, quality and free primary education, and secondary education;
(c) be made reasonably accommodate the needs of everyone;
(d) disability benefit, within the general education system, from the support necessary to facilitate their effective education;
(e) effective individualized support measures are taken in environments that maximize academic and socialization, in accordance with the objective of full integration.
3. States Parties give the disabled the opportunity to acquire practical skills and social necessary so as to facilitate their full and equal participation in the education system and the life of the community. To this end, States Parties shall take appropriate measures, including: a) facilitating the learning of braille, alternative script modes, means and forms of augmentative and alternative communication, the development of orientation and mobility capabilities, as well as peer and mentoring support;
(b) facilitate the learning of sign language and the promotion of the linguistic identity of the deaf;
c) shall ensure that blind, deaf or deaf-blind people - especially children - receive education in the language and through the modes and means of communication that best suited to each one, in environments that maximize academic and the socialization.
4. in order to facilitate the exercise of this right, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to employ teachers, including teachers with disabilities, who have a qualification in sign language or Braille, and to train managers and educational staff at all levels. This training includes the disability awareness and use of methods, means and forms of augmentative and alternative communication and the techniques and teaching materials adapted for disabled persons.
5. States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities can have access, without discrimination and on the basis of equality with others, to general tertiary education, vocational training, adult education and continuing training. To this end, to ensure that reasonable accommodation be made for disabled persons.
Article 25 health States Parties recognize that persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability. They shall take all appropriate measures to ensure access to health services that take into account gender, including rehabilitation services. (In particular, the States Parties: a) provide persons with disabilities health services free or affordable covering the same range and of the same quality as those available to other persons, including sexual and reproductive health services and community-based public health programmes;
b) provide persons with disabilities health services which they need specifically due to their disabilities, including early detection and, if applicable, and early intervention services aimed at reducing maximum or to prevent new disabilities, including among children and the elderly;
(c) provide such services to persons with disabilities as close as possible to their communities, including in rural areas;
(d) require the health professionals they provide to persons with disabilities of the care of the same quality as those provided to others, including to obtain the free and informed consent of the disabled persons concerned; to this end, the States Parties carrying out training activities and promulgate ethical rules for public and private health sectors, inter alia, to sensitize staff to the human rights, dignity, autonomy and needs of persons with disabilities;
e) prohibit discrimination against persons with disabilities, which shall be provided on terms fair and reasonable insurance and, in the countries where it is permitted under national law, life insurance; in the insurance sector
(f) prevent any discriminatory refusal to provide care or medical services or food or liquids because of a disability.
Article 26 Adaptation and rehabilitation 1. States Parties shall take effective and appropriate measures including involving mutual assistance between peers, to enable persons with disabilities to attain and maintain maximum independence, to fully realize their potential for physical, mental, social and professional, and achieve full integration and full participation in all aspects of life. To this end, the States Parties organize, strengthen and develop services and diversified programs adaptation and rehabilitation, particularly in the areas of health, employment, education and social services so that these services and programmes: a) begin at the earliest possible stage, and are based on a multidisciplinary needs and strengths of each; evaluation
(b) facilitate participation and integration in the community and all aspects of society, are freely accepted and are made available to persons with disabilities as close as possible to their communities, including in rural areas.
2. the States Parties encourage the development of the initial and continuing training of professionals and staff working in the fitness and rehabilitation services.
3. States Parties promote the offer, the knowledge and the use of devices and assistive technologies, designed for persons with disabilities, which facilitate the adaptation and rehabilitation.
Article 27 work and employment 1. States Parties recognize persons with disabilities, on the basis of equality with others, the right to work, including the opportunity to earn their living by doing a work freely chosen or accepted on a market of labour and in a workplace open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities. They guarantee and promote the exercise of the right to work, including for those who acquire a disability in employment, by taking appropriate measures, including legislative measures, to include: has) prohibit discrimination based on disability in all that relates to employment in all its forms, including conditions of recruitment, hiring and employment retention in employment, promotion and conditions of safety and hygiene at work;
(b) protect the rights of persons with disabilities to benefit, on the basis of equality with others, working conditions fair and favourable, including equal opportunities and equal pay for equal work, safety and hygiene in the workplace, protection against harassment and grievance procedures;
(c) to ensure that persons with disabilities can exercise their labour and trade union rights on the basis of equality with others.

d) enable persons with disabilities to have actual access to technical and vocational guidance programmes, placement services and vocational and continuing training services offered to the population in general;
(e) promote opportunities for employment and advancement of persons with disabilities on the labour market, as well as helps him research and getting a job, maintaining employment and return to employment.
(f) promote opportunities for an independent activity, entrepreneurship, the Organization of cooperatives and entrepreneurship;
g) employ persons with disabilities in the public sector;
(h) promote the employment of people with disabilities in the private sector in implementing policies and measures, including appropriate programmes of affirmative action, incentives and other measures;
(i) to ensure that reasonable accommodation be made to workplaces for disabled persons;
(j) promote the acquisition by persons with disabilities of work experience on the general labour market.
k) promote programmes of technical and vocational rehabilitation, job retention and return to employment for people with disabilities.
2. States Parties shall ensure that persons with disabilities are required or in slavery or in servitude, and that they are protected on the basis of equality with others, from forced or compulsory labour.
Article 28 adequate standard of living and social protection 1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to an adequate standard of living for themselves and their families, including food, clothing and adequate housing, and to the continuous improvement of their living conditions and take appropriate measures to protect and promote the exercise of this right without discrimination based on disability.
(2. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to social protection and to the enjoyment of that right without discrimination on the basis of disability, and shall take appropriate measures to protect and promote the exercise of this right, including measures to: a) ensure persons with disabilities equal access to safe water services and provide access to services devices and accessories and other AIDS meet created by their disability which are appropriate and affordable;
b) ensure persons with disabilities, in particular women and girls and the elderly, access to social protection programmes and poverty reduction programmes;
c) ensure persons with disabilities and their families, living in poverty, access to public aid to cover the costs related to the disability, including costs to ensure adequate training, counselling, financial assistance or one taken into respite care;
d) ensure persons with disabilities access to social housing programmes;
e) ensure persons with disabilities equal access to programs and retirement benefits.
Article 29 Participation in political and life public States Parties guarantee persons with disabilities the enjoyment of political rights and the opportunity to perform on the basis of equality with others, and undertake: has) to do so that persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in political life and public life on the basis of equality with others (, either directly or through representatives freely chosen, such that they have the right and opportunity to vote and to be elected, and why States Parties, among other measures: i) shall ensure that the procedures, equipment and electoral materials are appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use;
(ii) protect the right of persons with disabilities to vote by secret ballot and without intimidation in elections and public referendums, to stand for elections and to exercise effectively elected and to perform all public functions at all levels of the State, and facilitate, where appropriate, the use of assistive technologies and new technologies;
(iii) guaranteeing the free expression of the will of persons with disabilities as electors and to this end, where necessary, at their request, allowing assistance in voting by a person of their choice;
(b) to promote actively an environment in which persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in the conduct of public affairs, without discrimination and on the basis of equality with others, and encourage their participation in public affairs, including through: i) participation in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with the public and political life of the country , and their participation in the activities and administration of political parties;
(ii) the establishment of organizations of persons with disabilities to represent them at international, national, regional and local levels and membership in these organizations.
Article 30 Participation in cultural and recreational life, recreation and sport 1. States Parties recognize the right of persons with disabilities to participate in cultural life, on the basis of equality with others, and shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that they: a) have access to cultural products in accessible formats;
(b) have access to television programming, movies, plays and other cultural activities in accessible formats;
(c) have access to places of cultural activities such as theatres, museums, cinemas, libraries and tourism, and services, wherever possible, to important sites and monuments for national culture.
2. States Parties shall take appropriate measures to give people with disabilities the opportunity to develop and realize their creative, artistic and intellectual potential, not only in their own interests, but also for the enrichment of society.
3. States Parties shall take all appropriate measures, in accordance with international law, to ensure that laws protecting intellectual property rights do not constitute an unreasonable or discriminatory barrier to access by persons with disabilities to cultural products.
4. persons with disabilities are entitled, on the basis of equality with others, the recognition and support of their cultural and linguistic identity, including sign languages and deaf culture-specific.
5. to enable persons with disabilities to participate, on the basis of equality with others, in the recreational, leisure and sporting activities, States Parties shall take appropriate measures to: a) encourage and promote the participation, as far as possible, of persons with disabilities in ordinary sports activities at all levels;
b) to ensure that persons with disabilities have the opportunity to organize and develop the sports and recreational activities that are specific and to participate, and, to this end, encourage the development at their disposal on the basis of equality with others, by means of appropriate training, training and resources;
(c) to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to the premises where sporting, recreational and tourism activities carried out;
(d) make so that children with disabilities can participate, on the basis of equality with other children, playful, recreational, leisure and sporting activities, including in the school system;
(e) to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to the services of people and agencies to organize recreational activities, tourism and leisure and sporting activities.
Article 31 statistics and collection of data 1. States Parties undertake to collect appropriate information, including statistical data and results of research, enabling them to formulate and implement policies to give effect to this Convention.
The collection and conservation of these information procedures comply with: a) legal guarantees, including those arising from the legislation on data protection, to ensure confidentiality and respect for the privacy of persons with disabilities;
b) internationally accepted standards of protection of the rights of man and fundamental freedoms and ethical principles that govern the collection and use of statistics.
2. the information collected in accordance with this article are disaggregated, as appropriate, and used to evaluate the way in which States Parties to fulfil the obligations which under the present Convention and to identify and address the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the exercise of their rights.
3. States Parties have the responsibility to disseminate these statistics and ensure that they are accessible to persons with disabilities and others.
Article 32 International Cooperation 1. States Parties recognize the importance of international cooperation and its promotion, in support of the efforts made at the national level for the implementation of the object and the purposes of the present Convention, and shall take appropriate measures

and effective in this regard, between them and, if applicable, in partnership with international and regional organizations competent and civil society, in particular organizations of persons with disabilities.
They may in particular take measures aimed at: has) do so international cooperation - including the international development programs - to take into account people with disabilities and accessible;
(b) facilitate and support the strengthening of capabilities, including through the Exchange and sharing of information, experiences, best practices and training programs;
c) facilitating cooperation in research and access to scientific and technical knowledge;
d) provide, if applicable, technical assistance and economic assistance, including facilitating the acquisition and sharing of access and assistive technologies, and through the transfer of technology.
2. the provisions of this article are without prejudice to the obligation in each State party to fulfil the obligations entrusted to it under this Convention.
Article 33 implementation and follow-up at the national level 1. States Parties shall designate one or more points of contact for issues relating to the application of this Convention in accordance with their system of Government, and are duly considering create or designate a coordination mechanism to facilitate actions related to this application in different sectors and at different levels within Government.
2. States Parties, in accordance with their legal and administrative systems, maintain, strengthen, designate or create, at the internal level, a device, including one or more independent mechanisms, as appropriate, for the promotion, protection and monitoring of the implementation of the Convention.
By designating or establishing such a mechanism, they reflect the principles applicable to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights.
3. the civil society - in particular persons with disabilities and organizations representing them - is associated with and fully participates in the monitoring function.
Article 34 Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities 1. There is hereby established a Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities (hereinafter referred to as 'the Committee') who performs functions defined below.
2. the Committee shall consist, at the time of the entry into force of the present Convention, of twelve experts. After sixty ratifications and additional accessions to the Convention, it will be added six members to the Committee, which will then reach its maximum composition of eighteen members.
3. the members of the Committee serve in their personal capacity and are of personalities of a high moral and justifying authority of competence and experience in the area to which this Convention applies. States Parties are invited, when they designate their candidates, to take proper account of the provision contained in paragraph 3 of article 4 of the Convention.
4. the members of the Committee are elected by the States Parties, taking into account the principles of equitable geographical distribution, representation of the different forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems, of balanced representation of the sexes and participation of experts with disabilities.
5. the members of the Committee are elected by secret ballot from a list of candidates nominated by States Parties from among their nationals at meetings of the Conference of States Parties. At these meetings, where the quorum is constituted by two thirds of States Parties, members of the Committee are elected the candidates who obtained the greatest number of votes and an absolute majority of the votes of the representatives of States Parties present and voting.
6. the first election will be held within six months of the date of entry into force of this Convention.
Four months before the date of each election, the Secretary-General of the United Nations in writing invite States Parties to propose their candidates within a period of two months. The Secretary-General will then draw up the alphabetical list of the persons thus nominated, indicating the States Parties which have nominated them, and communicate it to the States Parties to this Convention.
7. the members of the Committee are elected for four years. They may be re-elected once. However, the mandate of six of the members elected at the first election shall terminate at the end of two years; immediately after the first election, the names of these six members are drawn by lot by the Chairman of the meeting referred to in paragraph 5 of this article.
8. the election of the six additional members of the Committee will be made as part of regular elections, in accordance with the provisions of this article.
9. in the event of the death or resignation of a member of the Committee, or if for any other reason, a Member States can no longer perform his duties, the State party which had presented its candidature shall appoint another expert possessing the qualifications and meeting the requirements set out in the relevant provisions of this article to fill the vacancy thus until the expiration of the term.
10. the Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.
11. the Secretary-General of the Organization of the United Nations puts at the disposal of the Committee staff and material resources that are necessary for the effective discharge of the functions entrusted to it under this Convention, and shall convene its first meeting.
12. the members of the Committee receive, with the approval of the General Assembly of the United Nations emoluments on the resources of the Nations United under the conditions laid down by the General Assembly, given the importance of the functions of the Committee.
13. the members of the Committee enjoy facilities, privileges and immunities granted to experts on mission for the United Nations, as provided for under the relevant sections of the Convention on the privileges and immunities of the United Nations.
Article 35 reports of States Parties 1. Each State party present at the Committee, through the Secretary-General of the United Nations, a comprehensive report on the measures it has taken to fulfil its obligations under the present Convention and on the progress made in this regard within a period of two years from the entry into force of this Convention for the State party concerned.
2. States Parties then present additional at least every four years, and all reports other reports requested by the Committee.
3. the Committee adopted, where appropriate, guidelines on the content of the reports.
4. States Parties that have submitted to the Committee a detailed initial report have not, in the reports that they then present him to repeat information already provided. States Parties are encouraged to prepare their reports according to an open procedure and transparent and taking due account of the provision contained in paragraph 3 of article 4 of the Convention.
5. reports may indicate factors and difficulties affecting the fulfilment of the obligations under this Convention.
Article 36 consideration of reports 1. Each report is reviewed by the Committee, which formulates suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it considers appropriate and which transmits them to the State party concerned.
This State party may provide in response to the Committee all information which it deems necessary. The Committee may request additional information relating to the application of this Convention to States Parties.
2. in the event of a delay of a State party in the presentation of a report, the Committee may notify him that it will be reduced to examine the application of the present Convention in that State party from reliable information it might have, unless the report expected to be submitted within three months of notification. The Committee shall invite the State party interested in participating in this review. If the State party respond by submitting its report, the provisions of paragraph 1 of this article shall apply.
3. the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall communicate the reports to all States Parties.
4. States Parties put their reports widely available to the public in their own countries and facilitate access of the public to the suggestions and recommendations general to which they gave rise.
5. the Committee shall transmit to the specialized agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations and other agencies, if it considers it necessary, the reports of States Parties contain a request or indicate a need for advice or assistance technical, accompanied, where appropriate, of its observations and recommendations concerning such application or otherwise, so that it can be answered.
Article 37 Cooperation between States Parties and the Committee 1. States Parties shall cooperate with the Committee and assist its members in fulfilling their mandate.
2. in its relationship with States Parties, the Committee will give due consideration to ways of strengthening the national capacity for the purposes of the application of the present Convention, including through international cooperation.
Article 38 reports of the Committee with other organizations and bodies to promote the effective implementation of the Convention and encourage international cooperation in the field to which it relates:

a) the specialized agencies and other organizations of the United Nations have the right to be represented during the consideration of the implementation of the provisions of the present Convention that fall within their mandate. The Committee may invite the specialized agencies and other bodies as it may consider appropriate to provide expert advice on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within their respective mandates. It may invite the specialized agencies and other agencies of the UN to submit reports on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within their field of activity;
(b) in carrying out its mandate, the Committee consults, as appropriate, other relevant bodies created by international treaties to the human rights to ensure the consistency of their guidelines for preparation of reports, their suggestions and their respective general recommendations, and avoiding duplication and overlap in the performance of their duties.
Article 39 report of the Committee the Committee shall report its activities to the General Assembly and the economic and social Council every two years and may make suggestions and general recommendations based on the examination of reports and information received from States Parties. Such suggestions and general recommendations are included in the report of the Committee, accompanied, where appropriate, comments from States Parties.
Article 40 Conference of States Parties 1. States Parties meet regularly in a Conference of States Parties to examine any question concerning the application of this Convention.
2. no later than six months after the entry into force of this Convention, the Conference of States Parties shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. Subsequent meetings will be convened by the Secretary-General biennially or by decision of the Conference of States Parties.
Article 41 depositary the Secretary-General United general of the United Nations is the depositary of this Convention.
Article 42 Signature the present Convention is open for signature by all States and regional integration organizations at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York as of 30 March 2007.
Article 43 consent to be bound the present Convention is subject to ratification by States and formal confirmation of the regional integration organisations which have signed it. It will be open to accession by any State or regional integration organization that has not signed it.
Article 44 regional integration organizations 1.
"Regional integration organization" means an organization constituted by sovereign States of a given region, to which its Member States have transferred competence in respect of matters governed by this Convention. In their instruments of formal confirmation or of accession, these organizations indicate the extent of its competence in respect of matters governed by this Convention. Subsequently, they shall inform the depositary any substantial modification in the extent of their competence.
2. in this agreement, references to "States Parties" shall apply to such organizations within the limits of their competence.
3. for the purposes of paragraph 1 of article 45 and paragraphs 2 and 3 of article 47 of the present Convention, the instruments deposited by regional integration organizations are not counted.
4. the regional integration organisations have to exercise their right to vote at the Conference of States Parties in the areas which fall within their competence, to a number of votes equal to the number of their States Parties to this Convention. They shall not exercise their right to vote if their Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
Article 45 entry into force 1. This Convention shall enter into force the thirtieth day after the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession.
2. for each State or regional integration organizations that ratify formally this Convention or acceding after the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit by such State or organization of its instrument of ratification, accession or formal confirmation.
Article 46 reservations 1.
Reservations incompatible with the object and purpose of the Convention are not permitted.
2. reservations may be withdrawn at any time.
Article 47 amendments 1.
Any State party may propose an amendment to the present Convention and submit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General shall forward the proposed amendments to the States Parties, asking them to let him know if they support the convening of a conference of States Parties to consider these proposals and to take action on them. If, in the four months following the date of this communication, a third of the States Parties favour the convening of such a conference, the Secretary-General shall convene the conference under the auspices of the Organization of the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a majority of two-thirds of the States Parties present and voting is submitted for approval to the General Assembly of the United Nations, and then for acceptance to all States Parties.
2. an amendment adopted and approved in accordance with paragraph 1 of the present section comes into force the thirtieth day following the date at which the number of instruments of acceptance deposited reaches two thirds of the number of States Parties at the date of its adoption. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for each State party the thirtieth day after the deposit by such State of its instrument of acceptance. The amendment binds only States Parties that have accepted him.
3. If the Conference of States Parties so decides by consensus, an amendment adopted and approved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article and relating exclusively to articles 34, 38, 39 and 40 enter into force for all States Parties the thirtieth day following the date on which the number of instruments of acceptance deposited reaches two thirds of the number of States Parties at the date of its adoption.
Article 48 denunciation a State party may denounce this Convention by written notification addressed to the Secretary general of the United Nations. The denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the Secretary-General has received notification.
Article 49 accessible Format the text of the Convention will be broadcast in accessible formats.
Article 50 authentic texts English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, french and Russian of this Convention are equally authentic.
In witness whereof the undersigned plenipotentiaries, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Convention.
Adopted in New York on 13 December 2006.

Optional Protocol to the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities the States Parties to the present Protocol have agreed as follows: Article 1 1. Any State party to the present Protocol ("State party") recognizes the competence of the Committee on the rights of persons with disabilities ("the Committee") to receive and consider communications from individuals or on behalf of individuals or groups of individuals subject to its jurisdiction who claim to be victims of a violation by that State party of the provisions of the Convention.
2. the Committee receives no communication concerning a State party to the Convention which is not a party to this Protocol.
Article 2 the Committee shall consider inadmissible any communication: has) is anonymous;
(b) which constitutes an abuse of the right to submit such communications or is incompatible with the provisions of the Convention;
c) relating to a question that it has already examined or has already been examined or is being examined under another procedure of international investigation or settlement;
(d) in respect of which all available domestic remedies have not been exhausted, unless the appeal proceedings exceeds a reasonable time, or that it is unlikely that the applicant obtain repair by this means;
(e) which is manifestly ill-founded or not sufficiently substantiated; or f) that relates to facts prior to the date of entry into force of this Protocol for the State party concerned, unless those facts continued after that date.
Article 3 subject to the provisions of article 2 of this Protocol, the Committee is confidentially to the attention of the State party concerned any communication that is addressed to him. The State party concerned shall submit in writing to the Committee, within a period of six months, explanations or statements clarifying the matter and indicating the measures it might have taken to remedy the situation.
Article 4 1.
After receipt of a communication and before taking a decision on the merits, the Committee may at any time submit a request to the urgent attention of the State party concerned to take the precautionary measures necessary to avoid that irreparable harm is caused to the victims of the alleged violation.
2 the Committee is without prejudice to its decision on the admissibility or the merits of the communication of the simple fact that he exercises the Faculty given by paragraph 1 of this article.
5. the Committee examines in private communications which

sent to it under this Protocol. After examining a communication, the Committee shall transmit its suggestions and recommendations to the State party concerned and to the petitioner.
Article 6 1. If the Committee is informed, by credible information, that a State party has seriously or systematically violate the rights enshrined in the Convention, it shall invite that State to speak to him of the information brought to its attention and to submit its comments thereon.
2. the Committee, based on the observations made by the State party concerned, as well as any other credible information available to it, may designate one or more of its members to conduct an inquiry and to report urgently to the. Where warranted and with the consent of the State party, this inquiry may include a visit to the territory of that State.
3. After studying the results of the investigation, the Committee shall immediately communicate to the State party concerned, accompanied, where appropriate, observations and recommendations.
4. after being informed of the results of the investigation and of the observations and recommendations of the Committee, the State party presents its observations to it within a period of six months.
5. the investigation keeps confidential and the cooperation of the State party shall be sought at all stages of the proceedings.
Article 7 1. The Committee may invite the State party concerned to include in the report to be submitted in accordance with article 35 of the Convention, clarification on the measures it has taken as a result of an investigation under article 6 of this Protocol.
2. at the expiration of the period of six months referred to in paragraph 4 of article 6, the Committee may, if applicable, invite the State party concerned to inform it of measures it has taken following the investigation.
Article 8 any State party may, at the time it signs or ratifies this Protocol or accedes thereto declare that it does not recognize the Committee jurisdiction conferred on it by articles 6 and 7.
Article 9 the Secretary United general of the United Nations is the depositary of this Protocol.
Article 10 this Protocol is open for signature by States and regional integration organizations that have signed the Convention, at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York as of 30 March 2007.
Article 11 the present Protocol is subject to ratification by States which have signed it and have ratified the Convention or acceded. It must be formally confirmed by the regional integration organizations that have signed it and which have formally confirmed the Convention or acceded. It will be open to accession by any State or any regional integration organization that ratified or confirmed formally the Convention or acceded to that but who has not signed the Protocol.
Article 12 1. "Regional integration organization" means an organization constituted by sovereign States of a given region, to which its Member States have transferred competence in respect of matters governed by the Convention and this Protocol. In their instruments of formal confirmation or of accession, these organizations indicate the extent of its competence in respect of matters governed by the Convention and this Protocol. Subsequently, they shall inform the depositary any substantial modification in the extent of their competence.
2. in this Protocol, references to "States Parties" shall apply to such organizations within the limits of their competence.
3. for the purposes of paragraph 1 of article 13 and paragraph 2 of article 15 of this Protocol, the instruments deposited by regional integration organizations are not counted.
4. the regional integration organisations have to exercise their right to vote at the meeting of the States Parties in the areas which fall within their competence, to a number of votes equal to the number of their States Parties to the present Protocol. They shall not exercise their right to vote if their Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
Article 13 1. Subject to the entry into force of the Convention, this Protocol shall enter into force the thirtieth day following the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession.
2. for each State or regional integration organizations that ratify formally this Protocol or acceding after the deposit of the tenth instrument of ratification or accession, the Protocol enters into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit by such State or organization of its instrument of ratification, accession or formal confirmation.
Article 14 1. Reservations incompatible with the object and purpose of the present Protocol are not permitted.
2. reservations may be withdrawn at any time.
Article 15 1. Any State party may propose an amendment to the present Protocol and submit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General shall forward the proposed amendments to the States Parties, asking them to let him know if they support the convening of a meeting of the States Parties to consider these proposals and to take action on them. If, in the four months following the date of this communication, a third of the States Parties favour the convening of such a meeting, the Secretary-General shall convene the meeting under the auspices of the Organization of the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a majority of two-thirds of the States Parties present and voting is submitted for approval to the General Assembly of the United Nations, and then for acceptance to all States Parties.
2. an amendment adopted and approved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article between the thirtieth day following the date on which the number of instruments of acceptance deposited reaches two thirds of the number of States Parties at the date of its adoption. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for each State party the thirtieth day after the deposit by such State of its instrument of acceptance. The amendment binds only States Parties that have accepted him.
Article 16 a State party may denounce this Protocol by written notification addressed to the Secretary general of the United Nations. The denunciation shall take effect one year after the date on which the Secretary-General has received notification.
Article 17 the text of the Protocol will be published in accessible formats.
Article 18 texts English, Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, french and Russian of the present Protocol are equally authentic.
In witness whereof the undersigned plenipotentiaries, being duly authorized by their respective Governments, have signed this Protocol.
Adopted at New York on 13 December 2006.

Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities, adopted at New York on 13 December 2006 States/OrganisationDate AuthentificationType of consentementDate of Consentemententree in local force Africa of SUD30/03/2007Ratification30/11/200703/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-ALGERIE30 ALLEMAGNE30/03/2007Ratification24/02/200926/03/2009 2007indetermine-04-ANDORRE27 ANTIGUA and 2007indetermine-03-BARBUDA30 Saudi Arabia adhesion24/200824 06/07/2008 ARGENTINE30/03/2007Ratification02/09/200802/10/2008 ARMENIE30/03/2007indetermine AUSTRALIE30/03/2007Ratification17/07/200816/08/2008 AUTRICHE30/03/2007Ratification26/09/200826. 10/2008 Azerbaidjan09/01/2008Ratification28/01/200927/02/2009 2007indetermine-06-BAHREIN25 BANGLADESH09/05/2007Ratification30/11/200703/05/2008 2007indetermine-07-BARBADE19 2008indetermine-02-BENIN08 2007indetermine-08-BOLIVIE13 Brazil.30/03/2007Ratification01/08/200831/08/2008 2007indetermine-12-BRUNEI18 2007indetermine-09-BULGARIE27 BURKINA FASO23/05/2007indetermine BURUNDI26/04/2007indetermine belgium30/03/2007Ratification02/07/200901/08/2009 CAMBODGE01/10/2007indetermine CAMEROUN01/10/2008indetermine 2007indetermine-03-Canada.30 Cape Verde (Islands) 30/03/2007indetermine CHILI30/03/2007Ratification29/07/200828/08/2008 CHINE30/03/2007Ratification01/08. 2008-08-200831 2007indetermine-03-CHYPRE30 03-COLOMBIE30-2007indetermine 2007indetermine-09-COMORES26 CONGO (Republic) 2007indetermine-03-30 COOK Islands adhesion08/05/200907/06/2009 Korea (REP.) 30/03/2007Ratification11/12/200810/01/2009 COSTA-RICA30/03/2007Ratification01/10/200831/10/2008 side of IVOIRE07/06/2007indetermine CROATIE30/03/2007Ratification15/08/200703/05/2008 CUBA26/04/2007Ratification06/09/200703/05/2008 community europeenne30/03/2007indetermine 2007indetermine-03-DANEMARK30 Dominican 2007indetermine-03-REPUBLIQUE30 03-DOMINIQUE30-2007indetermine EGYPTE04/04/2007Ratification14/04/200814/05/2008 EL SALVADOR30/03/2007Ratification14/12/200703/05/2008 United Emirates Arab UNIS08/02/2008indetermine EQUATEUR30/03/2007Ratification03/04/200803/05/2008 spain30/03/2007Ratification03/12/200703/05/2008
2007indetermine-09-ESTONIE25 2007indetermine-03-ETHIOPIE30 03-FINLANDE30-2007indetermine 2007indetermine-03-FRANCE30 GABON30/03/2007Ratification01/10/200703/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-GHANA30 GRECE30/03/2007indetermine GUATEMALA30/03/2007Ratification07/04/200907/05/2009 GUINEE16/05/2007Ratification08/02/200803/05/2008 GUYANA11/04/2007indetermine HONDURAS30/03/2007Ratification14/04/200814/05/2008 HONGRIE30/03/2007Ratification20/07/200703/05/2008 Islands SALOMON23/09/2008indetermine india30/03/2007Ratification01/10/200703/05/2008 INDONESIE30/03/2007indetermine ireland30/03/2007indetermine ISLANDE30/03/2007indetermine ISRAEL 2007Ratification15-03-30. 05/06/2009 200914 italy30/03/2007Ratification15/05/200914/06/2009

JAMAIQUE30/03/2007Ratification30/03/200703/05/2008 JAPON28/09/2007indetermine JORDANIE30/03/2007Ratification31/03/200803/05/2008 2008indetermine-12-KAZAKHSTAN11 KENYA30/03/2007Ratification19/05/200818/06/2008 2008indetermine-01-LAOS15 LESOTHO adhesion02/12/200801/01/2009 LETTONIE18/07/2008Signature LIBAN14/06/2007indetermine LIBERIA30/03/2007indetermine LIBYE01/05/2008indetermine LITUANIE30/03/2007indetermine LUXEMBOURG30/03/2007indetermine Macedonia (EX - REP. Yugoslav of) 2007indetermine-03-30 2007indetermine-09-MADAGASCAR25 2008indetermine-04-MALAISIE08 2007indetermine-09-MALAWI27 10-MALDIVES02-2007indetermine MALI15/05/2007Ratification07/04/200807/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-MALTE30 MAROC30/03/2007Ratification08/04/200908/05/2009 2007indetermine-09-MAURICE25 MEXIQUE30/03/2007Ratification17/12/200703/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-MOLDAVIE30 Mongolia adhesion13/05/200912/06/2009 MONTENEGRO27/09/2007indetermine MOZAMBIQUE30/03/2007indetermine NAMIBIE25/04/2007Ratification04/12/200703/05/2008 NEPAL03/01/2008indetermine NICARAGUA30/03/2007Ratification07/12/200703/05/2008 NIGER30/03/2007Ratification24/06. 2008-07-200824 2007indetermine-03-NIGERIA30 2007indetermine-03-NORVEGE30 new-ZELANDE30/03/2007Ratification25/09/200825/10/2008 OMAN17/03/2008Ratification06/01/200905/02/2009 OUGANDA30/03/2007Ratification25/09/200825/10/2008 2009indetermine-02-OUZBEKISTAN27 2008indetermine-09-PAKISTAN25 PANAMA30/03/2007Ratification07/08/200703/05/2008 PARAGUAY30/03/2007Ratification03/09/200803/10/2008 country-BAS30/03/2007indetermine PEROU30/03/2007Ratification30/01/200803/05/2008 PHILIPPINES25/09/2007Ratification15/04/200815/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-POLOGNE30 03-PORTUGAL30-2007indetermine QATAR09/07/2007Ratification13/05/200812/06/2008
Republic 2007indetermine-05-CENTRAFRICAINE09 2007indetermine-09-romania26 Kingdom-UNI30/03/2007Ratification08/06/200908/07/2009 2008indetermine-09-RUSSIE24 RWANDA adhesion15/12/200814/01/2009 SAINT MARIN30/03/2007Ratification22/02/200803/05/2008 SENEGAL25/04/2007indetermine SERBIE17/12/2007indetermine SEYCHELLES30/03/2007indetermine SIERRA LEONE30/03/2007indetermine SLOVAQUIE26/09/2007indetermine SLOVENIE30/03/2007Ratification24/04/200824/05/2008 SOUDAN30/03/2007Ratification24/04/200924/05/2009 SRI LANKA30/03/2007indetermine SUEDE30/03/2007Ratification15/12/200814/01/2009 SURINAME30/03/2007indetermine SWAZILAND25/09/2007indetermine SYRIE30/03. 2007indetermine 2007indetermine-03-TANZANIE30 Czech rep.30/03/2007indetermine THAILANDE30/03/2007Ratification29/07/200828/08/2008 TOGO23/09/2008indetermine 2007indetermine-11-TONGA15 TRINIDAD and 2007indetermine-09-TOBAGO27 TUNISIE30/03/2007Ratification02/04/200803/05/2008 TURKMENISTAN adhesion04/09/200804/10/2008 2007indetermine-03-TURQUIE30 2008indetermine-09-UKRAINE24 URUGUAY03/04/2007Ratification11/02/200913/03/2009 VANUATU17/05/2007Ratification23/10/200822/11/2008 2007indetermine-10-VIETNAM22 YEMEN30/03/2007Ratification26/03/200925/04/2009 ZAMBIE09 / 05 / 2008indetermine Optional Protocol related to the Convention the rights of persons with disabilities, adopted in New York on December 13, 2006 States/OrganisationDate AuthentificationType of consentementDate of Consentemententree in local force Africa of SUD30/03/2007Ratification30/11/200703/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-ALGERIE30 ALLEMAGNE30/03/2007Ratification24/02/200926/03/2009 2007indetermine-04-ANDORRE27 ANTIGUA and 2007indetermine-03-BARBUDA30 Saudi Arabia adhesion24/200824 06/07/2008 ARGENTINE30/03/2007Ratification02/09/200802/10/2008 ARMENIE30/03/2007indetermine AUTRICHE30/03/2007Ratification26/09/200826/10/2008 Azerbaidjan09/01/2008Ratification28/01/200927/02 / 2009
BANGLADESH membership12/05/200811/06/2008 BENIN08/02/2008indetermine BOLIVIE13/08/2007indetermine Brazil.30/03/2007Ratification01/08/200831/08/2008 BULGARIE18/12/2008indetermine BURKINA FASO23/05/2007indetermine BURUNDI26/04/2007indetermine belgium30/03/2007Ratification02/07/200901/08/2009 CAMBODGE01/10/2007indetermine CAMEROUN01/10/2008indetermine CHILI30/03/2007Ratification29/07/200828/08/2008 CHYPRE30/03/2007indetermine CONGO (Republic) 2007indetermine-03-30 COOK Islands adhesion08/05/200907/06/2009 COSTA-RICA30/03/2007Ratification01/10/200831/10/2008 COTE IVOIRE07/06/2007indetermine CROATIE30/03/2007Ratification15/08/200703. 05/2008 Dominican REPUBLIQUE30/03/2007indetermine EL SALVADOR30/03/2007Ratification14/12/200703/05/2008 United Arab Emirates states12/02/2008indetermine EQUATEUR30/03/2007Ratification03/04/200803/05/2008 spain30/03/2007Ratification03/12/200703/05/2008 FINLANDE30/03/2007indetermine FRANCE23/09/2008indetermine GABON25/09/2007indetermine GHANA30/03/2007indetermine GUATEMALA30/03/2007Ratification07/04/200907/05/2009 GUINEE31/08/2007Ratification08/02/200803/05/2008 HONDURAS23/08/2007indetermine HONGRIE30/03/2007Ratification20/07/200703/05/2008 ISLANDE30/03/2007indetermine italy30/03/2007Ratification15/05/200914/06/2009 JAMAIQUE30. 03/2007indetermine 2007indetermine-03-JORDANIE30 2008indetermine-12-KAZAKHSTAN11 2007indetermine-06-LIBAN14 2007indetermine-03-LIBERIA30 2007indetermine-03-LITUANIE30 03-LUXEMBOURG30-2007indetermine 2007indetermine-09-MADAGASCAR25 MALI15/05/2007Ratification07/04/200807/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-MALTE30 Morocco adhesion08/04/200908/05/2009 MAURICE25/09/2007indetermine MEXIQUE30/03/2007Ratification17/12/200703/05/2008 Mongolia adhesion13/05/200912/06/2009 MONTENEGRO27/09/2007indetermine NAMIBIE25/04/2007Ratification04/12/200703/05/2008 NEPAL03/01/2008indetermine NICARAGUA21/10/2008indetermine NIGER02/08/2007Ratification24/06/200824/07/2008 NIGERIA30/03. 2007indetermine OUGANDA30/03/2007Ratification25/09/200825/10/2008 PANAMA30/03/2007Ratification07/08/200703/05/2008 PARAGUAY30/03/2007Ratification03/09/200803/10/2008 PEROU30/03/2007Ratification30/01/200803/05/2008 2007indetermine-03-PORTUGAL30 2007indetermine-07-QATAR09 Republic 2007indetermine-05-CENTRAFRICAINE09 2008indetermine-09-romania25 Kingdom-UNI26/02/2009indetermine RWANDA adhesion15/12/200814/01/2009 SAINT MARIN30/03/2007Ratification22/02/200803/05/2008 SENEGAL25/04/2007indetermine SERBIE17/12/2007indetermine SEYCHELLES30/03/2007indetermine SIERRA LEONE30/03/2007indetermine SLOVAQUIE26/09/2007indetermine SLOVENIE30/03/2007Ratification24/04/200824. 05/2008 Sudan adhesion24/04/200924/05/2009 SUEDE30/03/2007Ratification15/12/200814/01/2009 SWAZILAND25/09/2007indetermine TANZANIE29/09/2008indetermine Czech rep.30/03/2007indetermine TOGO23/09/2008indetermine TUNISIE30/03/2007Ratification02/04/200803/05/2008 UKRAINE24/09/2008indetermine YEMEN11/04/2007Ratification26/03/200925/04/2009 2008Signature-09-ZAMBIE29
 
 

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