On The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities

Original Language Title: Par Konvenciju par personu ar invaliditāti tiesībām

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The Saeima has adopted and the President promulgated the following laws: The Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities article 1. 13 December 2006 of the Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (hereinafter referred to as the Convention) with this law is accepted and approved.
2. article. Fulfilment of the obligations provided for in the Convention are coordinated by the Ministry of welfare. Article 33 of the Convention referred to in paragraph 2 shall ensure the monitoring of the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia.
3. article. The Convention shall enter into force on its article 45, paragraph 2, within the time and in order, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall notify the newspaper "journal".
4. article. The law shall enter into force on the day following its promulgation. With the law put the Convention in English and its translation into Latvian language.
The Parliament adopted the law of 28 January 2010.
The President of the Parliament instead of the President g. Many Riga 2010 February 17 the Convention on the rights of persons with Disabilit to preamble the States parties to the present Convention, (a) Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations which recognize the dignity and worth of the inheren and the equal rights of all inalienabl and members of the human family as the foundation of freedom , justice and peace in the world, (b) Recognizing that the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of in the Human rights and in the International Covenant on Human Rights, has proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights set forth therein and freedom, without distinction of any kind, (c) the universality, indivisibility, Reaffirming the interdependenc and interrelatednes of all human rights and fundamental freedom and the need for persons with disabilit to be guaranteed their full to enjoymen 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 Tortures 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 disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairment and attitudinal and environmental barriers that will hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others, (f) Recognizing the importanc of the principles and policy guidelines led in the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons and in the Standard Rules on the Equalization of opportunities for persons with Disabilit in influencing the promotion, formulation and evaluation of the policies, plans, programmes and actions at the national, regional and international levels to further equalize opportunities for persons with disabilit, (g) Emphasizing the importanc of mainstreaming disability issues as an integral part of relevant strategies of sustainable development, (h) Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inheren the dignity and worth of the human person, (i) Recognizing further the diversity of persons with disabilit, (j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilit, including those who require more intensive support, (k) Concerned that, despite these various instruments and undertaking, a person with disabilit to continue to face barriers in their participation as equal members of society and violation of their human rights in all parts of the world (l) Recognizing the importanc of international cooperation for improving the living conditions of persons with disabilit in every country, particularly in developing countries, (m) Recognizing the valued existing and potential contributions made by persons with disabilit to the overall well-being and diversity of their communities, and that the promotion of the full enjoymen by persons with disabilit out of their human rights and fundamental freedom and full participation of persons with disabilit to BYU will result in their enhanced sense of belonging and in a significant advance in the human, social and economic development of society and the eradication of poverty, (n) Recognizing the importanc for persons with disabilit to their autonomy and independence of the individual, including the freedom to make their own choices, (o) that persons with disabilit Considering to should have the opportunity to be actively involved in the decision-making processes about policies and programmes , including those directly concerning them, (p) Concerned about the difficult conditions faced by persons with disabilit to who are subject to multiple or aggravated forms of discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic or social origin, of indigenous Australians, property, birth, age or other status, (q) Recognizing that women and girls with disabilit-often at greater risk with , both within and outside the home of violence, injury or abuse, or not to gligen glec not treatment, maltreatmen or exploitation, (r) Recognizing that children with disabilit should have to full enjoymen of all human rights and fundamental freedom on an equal basis with other children, and recalling obligations to that end undertaken by States parties to the Convention on the rights of the Child (s) Emphasizing the need to incorporat a gender perspective in all efforts to promote the full enjoymen of human rights and fundamental freedom by persons with disabilit, (t) Highlighting the fact that the majority of persons with disabilit to live in conditions of poverty, and in this regard recognizing the critical need to address the negative impact of poverty on persons with disabilit to (u) Bearing in mind that conditions of peace and security based on full respect for the purpose and principles of the led in the Charter of the United Nations and observanc of applicable human rights instruments are the indispensabl for the full protection of persons with disabilit, in particular during armed conflicts and foreign occupation, (v) Recognizing the importanc of accessibility to the physical , the social, economic and cultural environment, to health and education and to information and communication, in enabling persons with disabilit to fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedom, (w) Realizing that the individual, having duties to other individual and to the community to which he or she is under a responsibility to belong to striv for the promotion and observanc of the rights recognized in the International Bill of Human rights (x) Convinced that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State, and that persons with disabilit and their family members should receive the protection and assistance cessary to enable families to contribute towards the full and equal enjoymen of the rights of persons with disabilit, (y) Convinced that a comprehensive and integral international convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilit to will make a significant contribution to redressing the profound social disadvantage of persons with disabilit and promote their participation in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural sphere of with equal opportunities, in both developing and developed countries, have agreed as follows: article 1 purpose the purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensur that full and equal enjoymen of all human rights and fundamental freedom by all persons with disabilit to , and to promote respect for their inheren a dignity.
Persons with disabilit to include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment in which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.
Article 2 Definition For the purpose of the present Convention: "Communication" includes languages, display of text, Braille, tactile communication, large print, accessible multimedia as well as written, audio, plain-language, human-reader and augmentativ and alternative modes, means and formats of communication, including accessible information and communication technology;
"Language" includes spoken and signed languages and other forms of non spoken languages;
"Discrimination on the basis of disability" means any distinction, exclusion or restriction on the basis of disability which has the purpose or effect of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoymen or exercise, on an equal basis with others, of all human rights and fundamental freedom in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field. It includes all forms of discrimination, including denial of reasonable accommodation;
"Reasonable accommodation" means not cessary and appropriate modification and adjustments not imposing a burden of undu disproportionat or, where needed in a particular case, it is the persons with disabilit ensur to the enjoymen or exercise on an equal basis with others of all human rights and fundamental freedom;
"Universal design" mean the design of products, environments, programmes and services to be usable by all people, to the greatest possible be exten, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. "Universal design" shall not exclude assistiv device for particular groups of persons with disabilit to where this is needed.
Article 3 General principles the principles of the present Convention shall be:

(a) respect for the dignity, individual autonomy including inheren the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons;
(b) Non-discrimination;
(c) Full and effective participation and inclusion in society;
(d) respect for difference and acceptance of persons with disabilit to sharp for the diversity of human and humanity;
(e) Equality of opportunity;
(f) Accessibility;
(g) Equality between men and women;
(h) respect for the evolving capacities of children with disabilit and to respect for the right of children to preserve their with disabilit identities.
Article 4 General obligations 1. States parties to ensur undertak and promote the full realizations of all human rights and fundamental freedom for all persons with disabilit without discrimination of any kind to on the basis of disability. To this end, States parties of: (a) The undertak adop all appropriate legislative, administrative and others measure for the implementation of the rights recognized in the present Convention;
(b) To take all appropriate measure, including legislation, to modify or abolish existing laws, regulations, customs and practices that the discrimination against persons of the constitut with disabilit;
(c) To take into account the protection and promotion of the human rights of persons with disabilit stay in all policies and programmes;
(d) To refrain from engaging in any act or practice that is inconsistent with the present Convention and to ensur that public authorities and institutions act in conformity with the present Convention;
(e) To take all appropriate measure to eliminat is discrimination on the basis of disability by any person, organization or private enterprise;
(f) promote The undertak or research and development of universally designed goods, services, equipment and facilities, as defined in article 2 of the present Convention, which should require the minimum possible adaptation and the least cost to meet the specific needs of a person with disabilit, it promote their availability and use, and to promote universal design in the development of standards and guidelines;
(g) promote The undertak or research and development of, and to promote the availability and use of new technologies, including information and communications technologies, mobility aids, devices and assistiv technologies, for persons with disabilit suitabl, giving priority to technologies at an affordable cost;
(h) To provide accessible information to persons with disabilit about mobility aids, devices and assistiv technologies, including new technologies, as well as other forms of assistance, support services and facilities;
(i) To promote the training of professionals and staff working with persons with disabilit in the rights recognized in this Convention so as to better provide the assistance and services guaranteed by those rights.
2. With regard to economic, social and cultural rights, each State Party to take the measure of the undertak to the maximum of its available resources and, where needed, within the framework of international cooperation, with a view to achieving progressively the full realizations of these rights, without prejudice to those obligations is led in the present Convention that are immediately applicable according to international law.
3. In the development and implementation of legislation and policies to implementations that the present Convention, and in other decision-making processes concerning issues relating to persons with disabilit, States parties shall closely consult with and actively involv persons with disabilit, including children, through their representatives with disabilit organizations.
4. Nothing in the present Convention shall be any provision for which the affec more conduciv to the realizations of the rights of persons with disabilit and which may be led in the law of a State Party or international law in force for that State. There shall be a restriction upon or derogation from any of the of the human rights and fundamental freedom is recognized or existing in any State Party to the present Convention, the convention is the law pursuan, regulation or custom on the pretex to that the present Convention does not recognize such rights or freedom or that it recognizes them to a lesser of exten.
5. The provision of the present Convention shall extend to all parts of federal States without any limitations or exception.
Article 5 Equality and non-discrimination 1. States parties recognize that all persons are equal before and under the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection and equal to the benefit of the law.
2. States parties shall prohibi all discrimination on the basis of disability and guarantee to persons with disabilit to equal and effective legal protection against discrimination on all grounds.
3. In order to promote equality and discrimination by eliminat, States parties shall take all appropriate steps to ensur that reasonable accommodation is provided.
4. the Specific measure for which does not accelerate the cessary to achieve de facto equality or of persons with disabilit shall not be considered discrimination under the the terms of the present Convention.
Article 6 Women with disabilit 1. States parties recognize that women and girls with disabilit with a subject to multiple discrimination, and in this regard shall take measure to ensur the full and equal to enjoymen by them of all human rights and fundamental freedom.
2. States parties shall take all appropriate measure to ensur the full development, advancement and empowerment of women, for the purpose of guaranteeing them the exercise and enjoymen of the human rights and fundamental freedom set out in the present Convention.
Article 7 Children with disabilit 1. States parties shall take all measure to ensur cessary not the full enjoymen by children with disabilit of all human rights and to fundamental freedom on an equal basis with other children.
2. In all actions concerning children with disabilit, the best interests of the child shall be a primary considerations.
3. States parties shall ensur that children with disabilit to have the right to express their views freely on all matters, their regimes by them views being given due weight in accordanc with their age and maturity, on an equal basis with other children, and to be provided with disability and age-appropriate assistance to enforce that right.
Article 8 awareness-raising 1. the States parties to the undertak adop immediate, effective and appropriate measure to: (a) To raise awareness throughout society, including at the family level, regarding persons with disabilit, and to foster respect for the rights and dignity of persons with disabilit;
(b) To combat prejudice and stereotyp, harmful practices relating to persons with disabilit, including those based on sex and age, in all areas of life;
(c) To promote awareness of the capabilities and contributions of persons with disabilit.
2. Measure to this end include: (a) Initiating and maintaining effective public awareness campaigns designed: (i) It is receptivenes to the nurtur rights of persons with disabilit;
(ii) To promote positive perception and greater social awareness towards persons with disabilit;
(iii) To promote recognition of the skills and abilities to Merritt, of persons with disabilit, and of their contributions to the workplace and the labour market;
(b) Fostering 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 disabilit;
(c) Encouraging all organs of the media to the persons with disabilit portrays in a manner consistent with the purpose of the present Convention;
(d) Promoting awareness-training programmes regarding persons with disabilit and the rights of persons with disabilit.
Article 9 Accessibility 1. To enable persons with disabilit to live independently and is participat fully in all aspects of life, States parties shall take appropriate measure to ensur it person with access to the United Nations, on disabilit equal basis with others, to the physical environment, to transportation, to information and communications, including information and communications technologies and systems, and to other facilities and services open or provided to the public , both in urban and in rural areas. These measure, which shall include the identification and elimination of barriers and removes the accessibility, shall apply to, inter alia: (a) Building, roads, transportation and other indoor and outdoor facilities, including schools, housing, medical facilities and workplaces;
(b) Information, communications and other services, including electronic services and emergency services.
2. States parties shall also take appropriate measure to: (a) Develop, promulgat and monitor the implementation of minimum standards and guidelines for the accessibility of facilities and services open or provided to the public;
(b) Ensur that private entities that offer facilities and services which are open or provided to the public take into account all aspects of accessibility for persons with disabilit;
(c) provide training for enterprise on accessibility issues facing persons with disabilit;
(d) provide in buildings and other facilities open to the public signage in Braille and in easy to read and understand forms;
(e) provide forms of live assistance and intermediar, including guides, readers and professional sign language interpreters, their accessibility to the building and facilitat other facilities open to the public;
(f) promote other appropriate forms of assistance and support to persons with disabilit to ensur it is their access to information;
(g) promote access for persons with disabilit to new information and communications technologies and systems, including the Internet;

(h) promote the design, development, production and distribution of accessible information and communications technologies and systems at an early stage, so that these technologies and systems become accessible at minimum cost.
Article 10 right to life States parties reaffirm that every human being has the right to inheren life and shall take all measure to ensur cessary not it is effective to enjoymen by persons with disabilit to one an equal basis with others.
Article 11 the Situation of risk and humanitarian emergencies States parties shall take, in accordanc with their obligation under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights law, all of them "ensur cessary not the protection and safety of persons with disabilit in situation of risk, including the situation of armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and the occurrence of natural disaster.
Article 12 Equal recognition before the law 1. States parties reaffirm that persons with disabilit to have the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
2. States parties shall recognize that persons with disabilit to enjoy legal capacity on an equal basis with others in all aspects of life.
3. States parties shall take appropriate measure to provide access by persons with disabilit to the support they may require in exercising their legal capacity.
4. States parties shall ensur that all measure of that relate to the exercise of legal capacity provide for appropriate and effective safeguards to prevent abuse in accordanc with international human rights law. Such safeguards shall ensur that the measure relating to the exercise of legal capacity respect the rights, will and preferences of the person, free of conflict of interest and influence, the undu proportional and tailored to the person's circumstanc, apply for the shortes time possible and with a subject to regular review by a competent, independent and impartial authority or judicial body. The safeguards shall be proportional to the degree to which such measure to the person the affec's rights and interests.
5. Subject to the provision of this article, States parties shall take all appropriate and effective measure to ensur the equal right of persons with disabilit to own or inherit property, to control their own financial affairs and to have equal access to bank loans, mortgages and other forms of financial credit, and shall ensur that persons with disabilit with arbitrarily deprived of their property are not.
Article 13 access to justice 1. States parties shall ensur is effective access to justice for persons with disabilit to on an equal basis with others, including through the provision of procedural and age-appropriate accommodations, in order to their effective role in facilitat as direct and indirect participants, including as witness, in all legal proceedings, including at investigative and other preliminary stages.
2. In order to help them access to ensur a effective justice for persons with disabilit, States parties shall promote appropriate training for those working in the field of administration of Justice, including police and prison staff.
Article 14 Liberty and security of the person 1. States parties shall ensur that persons with disabilit, on an equal basis with others: (a) Enjoy the right to liberty and security of person;
(b) are not deprived of their liberty unlawfully or arbitrarily, and that any deprivation of liberty is in conformity with the law, and that the existenc of a disability shall in the case justify a deprivation of liberty of.
2. States parties shall ensur that if persons with disabilit-deprived of their liberty through any process, through ut300r2u, on an equal basis with others, entitled to guarantee in accordanc with international human rights law and shall be treated in compliance with the objective and principles of this Convention, including by provision of reasonable accommodation.
Article 15 Freedom from cruel, inhuman or tortures or degrading treatment or punishment No one shall be 1 subjected them to inhuman tortures or cruel, or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, no one shall be subjected without his or her consent to the free medical or scientific experimentation.
2. States parties shall take all effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measure to prevent persons with disabilit, on an equal basis with others, from being subjected to tortures, cruel inhuman or degrading or treatment or punishment.
Article 16 Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse 1. States parties shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social, educational and other measure to protect persons with disabilit, both within and outside the home, from all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, including their gender-based aspects.
2. States parties shall also take all appropriate measure to prevent all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse by ensuring, inter alia, appropriate forms of gender-and age-sensitive assistance and support for persons with disabilit and their families and a caregiver, including through the provision of information and education on how to avoid, recognize and report instances of exploitation, violence and abuse. States parties shall ensur that protection services are age-, gender-and disability-sensitive.
3. In order to prevent the occurrence of all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, States parties shall ensur that all facilities and programmes designed to serve persons with disabilit with effectively monitored by independent authorities.
4. States parties shall take all appropriate measure to promote the physical, cognitive and psychological recovery, rehabilitation and social reintegration of persons with disabilit to who become victim of any form of exploitation, violence or abuse, including through the provision of protection services. Such recovery and reintegration shall take place in an environment that foster the health, welfare, self-respect, dignity and autonomy of the person and takes into account gender-and age-specific needs.
5. States parties shall put in place effective legislation and policies, including women-and child-legislation and policies, the aegis ensur that instances of exploitation, violence and abuse against persons with disabilit is identified with, investigated and, where appropriate, prosecuted.
Article 17 Protecting the integrity of the person Every person with the right it disabilit has a respect for his or her physical and mental integrity on an equal basis with others.
Article 18 Liberty of movement and nationality 1. States parties shall recognize the rights of persons with disabilit to liberty of movement, to freedom to choose their residence and to a nationality, on an equal basis with others, including by ensuring that persons with disabilit to: (a) have the right to a nationality acquir and change and not arbitrarily deprived of their nationality or on the basis of disability;
(b) are not deprived, on the basis of disability, of their ability to obtain, posses and utilizes a documentation of their nationality or other documentation of identification, or it utilizes relevant processes such as immigration proceedings, that may be needed to facilitat exercise of the right to liberty of movement;
(c) free to leave any country, including their own;
(d) are not deprived, arbitrarily or on the basis of disability, of the right to enter their own country.
2. Children shall be registered with disabilit to immediately after birth and shall have the right from birth to a name, the right to a nationality and, as acquir far as possible, the right to know and be cared for by their parents.
Article 19 Living independently and being included in the community "States parties to this Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilit to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measure to facilitat full enjoymen by persons with disabilit to of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community , including by ensuring that: (a) persons with disabilit to have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living through;
(b) persons with disabilit to have access to a range of in-the-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance not to support living and inclusion cessary in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community;
(c) Community services and facilities for the general population with available on an equal basis with persons with disabilit and responsiv to their needs.
Article 20 Personal mobility States parties shall take effective measure to ensur personal mobility with the greatest possible independence for persons with disabilit, including by: (a) Facilitating the personal mobility of persons with disabilit in the manner and at the time of their choice, and at affordable cost;
(b) Facilitating access by persons with disabilit to quality mobility aids, devices, assistiv technologies and forms of live assistance and, including by making a intermediar them available at affordable cost;
(c) Providing training in mobility skills to persons with disabilit and the specialist staff working with persons with disabilit;
(d) Encouraging entities that produce mobility aids, devices and assistiv technologies to take into account all aspects of mobility for persons with disabilit.
Article 21 Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information

States parties shall take all appropriate measure to ensur that persons with disabilit to can exercise the right to freedom of expression and opinion, including the freedom to seek, receive and impar information and ideas on an equal basis with others and through all forms of communication of their choice, as defined in article 2 of the present Convention, including by: (a) Providing information intended for the general public to persons with disabilit in accessible formats and technologies appropriate to different kind of in a timely manner and disabilit without additional cost;
(b) Accepting and facilitating the use of sign languages, Braille, augmentativ and alternative communication, and all other accessible means, fashion and formats of communication of their choice by persons with disabilit in official interactions;
(c) private Urgings entities that provide services to the general public, including through the Internet, to provide information and services in accessible and usable formats for persons with disabilit;
(d) Encouraging the mass media, including providers of information through the Internet, to make their services accessible to persons with disabilit;
(e) Recognizing and promoting the use of sign language.
Article 22 respect for privacy Of persons with disabilit 1, regardless_of of the place of residence or living arrangements, shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy, family, home, or other types of correspondenc or communications or to unlawful attacks on his or her honour and reputation. Persons with disabilit to have the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.
2. States parties shall protect the privacy of personal, health and rehabilitation information of persons with disabilit to on an equal basis with others.
Article 23 respect for home and the family 1. States parties shall take effective and appropriate measure to discrimination against persons of eliminat with disabilit stay in all matters relating to marriage, family, parenthood and relationships, on an equal basis with others, so as to ensur that: (a) the right of all persons with disabilit to who of marriageabl age to marry and to found a family on the basis of free and full consent of the intending spouse is of recognized;
(b) the rights of persons with disabilit to decide freely and responsibly the number and spacing on the of their children and to have access to age-appropriate information, reproductive and family planning education are recognized, and the means to enable the cessary not take that exercise these rights are provided;
(c) persons with disabilit, including children, retain their fertility on an equal basis with others.
2. States parties shall ensur the rights and responsibilities of persons with disabilit, with regards to guardianship, wardship, trusteeship, adoption of children or similar institutions, where these concepts exist in national legislation; in all cases the best interests of the child shall be paramount. States parties shall render appropriate assistance to persons with disabilit to in the performance of their child-rearing responsibilities.
3. States parties shall ensur that children with disabilit equal rights to have with respect to family life. With a view to realizing these rights, and to prevent, abandonmen, concealmen glec and segregation of children with disabilit, States parties shall provide to undertak early and comprehensive information, services and support to children and their families with disabilit.
4. States parties shall ensur that a child shall not be separated from his or her parents against their will, except when competent authorities subject to judicial review, to determin in accordanc with applicable law and procedures, that such separation is not cessary for the best interests of the child. In the case of a child shall be separated from parents on the basis of a disability of either the child or one or both of the parents.
5. States parties shall, where the immediate family is unable to care for a child with disabilit, undertak-every effort to provide alternative care within the wider family, and failing that, within the community in a family setting.
Article 24 Education 1. States parties recognize the right of persons with disabilit to their education. With a view to realizing this right without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunity, States parties shall ensur an inclusive education system at all levels and life long learning directed to: (a) the full development of human potential and sense of dignity and self-worth, and the strengthening of respect for human rights, fundamental freedom and human diversity;
(b) the development by persons with disabilit to of their personality, talents and creativity, as well as their mental and physical abilities, to their the fulles potential;
(c) Enabling persons with disabilit participat it effectively in a free society.
2. In realizing this right, States parties shall ensur that: (a) persons with disabilit to are not excluded from the general education system on the basis of disability, and that children with disabilit to not excluded from free and compulsory primary education, or from secondary education, on the basis of disability;
(b) persons with disabilit to can access an inclusive, quality and free primary education and secondary education on an equal basis with others in the communities in which they live;
(c) reasonable accommodation of the individual's requirements is provided;
(d) persons with disabilit to receive the support required, within the general education system, it is facilitat their effective education;
(e) effective individualized support measure with a provided in environments that maximize academic and social development, consistent with the goal of full inclusion.
3. States parties shall enable persons with disabilit to learn life and social development skills to their full and equal participation in facilitat in education and as members of the community. To this end, States parties shall take the appropriate measure, including: (a) Facilitating the learning of Braille, alternative script, augmentativ and alternative modes, means and formats of communication and orientation and mobility skills, and facilitating peer support and mentoring;
(b) Facilitating the learning of sign language and the promotion of the linguistic identity of the deaf community;
(c) Ensuring that the education of persons, and in particular children, who are blind, deaf or deafblind, is delivered in the most appropriate languages and fashion and means of communication for the individual, and in environments which maximize academic and social development.
4. In order to help ensur the realizations of this right, States parties shall take appropriate measure to employ teachers, including teachers with disabilit, who are qualified in sign language and/or Braille, and to train professionals and staff who work at all levels of education. Such training shall incorporat-disability awareness and the use of appropriate augmentativ and alternative modes, means and formats of communication, educational techniques and materials to support persons with disabilit.
5. States parties shall ensur that persons with disabilit to able to access general tertiary education, vocational training, adult education and lifelong learning without discrimination and on an equal basis with others. To this end, States parties shall ensur that reasonable accommodation is provided to persons with disabilit.
Article 25 Health States parties recognize that persons with disabilit to have the right to the enjoymen of the highest attainabl standards of health without discrimination on the basis of disability. States parties shall take all appropriate measure to ensur access for persons with disabilit to health services that are gender-sensitive, including health-related rehabilitation. In particular, States parties shall: (a) provide persons with disabilit stay with the same range, quality and standard of free or affordable health care and programmes as provided to other persons, including in the area of sexual and reproductive health and population-based public health programmes;
(b) provide those health services needed by persons with disabilit to specifically because of their stay, including early identification and disabilit intervention as appropriate, and services designed to minimize and prevent further, including among children and disabilit older persons;
(c) provide these health services as close as possible to people's own communities, including in rural areas;
(d) require health professionals to provide care of the same quality to persons with disabilit as their others, including on the basis of free and informed consent by, inter alia, raising awareness of the human rights, dignity, autonomy and needs of persons with disabilit through training and the promulgation in of ethical standards for public and private health care;
(e) discrimination against persons Prohibi with disabilit to in the provision of health insurance, and life insurance where such insurance is permitted by national law, which shall be provided in a fair and reasonable manner;
(f) prevent discriminatory denial of health care or health services or food and fluid on the basis of disability.
Article 26 Habilitation and rehabilitation

1. States parties shall take effective and appropriate measure, including through peer support, to enable persons with disabilit to attain and maintain maximum independence, full physical, mental, social and vocational ability, and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of life. To that end, States parties shall organize, strengthen and extend comprehensive habilitation and rehabilitation services and programmes, particularly in the areas of health, employment, education and social services, in such a way that these services and programmes: (a) Begin at the earlies to a possible stage, and are based on the multidisciplinary assessment of individual needs and strength;
(b) support participation and inclusion in the community and all aspects of society, are voluntary, and with available persons with disabilit as close to as possible to their own communities, including in rural areas.
2. States parties shall promote the development of initial and continuing training for professionals and staff working in habilitation and rehabilitation services.
3. States parties shall promote the availability, knowledge and use of the assistiv devices and technologies, designed for persons with disabilit, as they relate to habilitation and rehabilitation.
Article 27 Work and employment 1. States parties recognize the right of persons with disabilit to work, on an equal basis with others; This includes the right to the opportunity to gain a living by work freely chosen or accepted in a labour market and work environment that is open, inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilit. States parties shall safeguard and promote the realizations of the right to work, including for those who file a disability during acquir the course of employment, by taking appropriate steps, including through legislation, to, inter alia: (a) the Prohibi discrimination on the basis of disability with regard to all matters concerning all forms of employment, including conditions of recruitment, hiring and employment, continuanc of employment , career advancement and safe and healthy working conditions;
(b) protect the rights of persons with disabilit, on an equal basis with others, to just and favourabl condition of work, including equal opportunities and equal remuneration for work of equal value, safe and healthy working conditions, including protection from, and the redres harassmen of grievanc;
(c) that person with Ensur disabilit with able to exercise their labour and trade union rights on an equal basis with others;
(d) enable persons with disabilit to have effective access to general technical and vocational guidance programmes, placement services and vocational and continuing training;
(e) promote employment opportunities and career advancement for persons with disabilit stay in the labour market, as well as assistance in finding, obtaining, maintaining and returning to employment;
(f) promote opportunities for self-employment, entrepreneurship, the development of cooperatives and starting one's own business;
(g) Employ persons with disabilit stay in the public sector;
(h) promote the employment of persons with disabilit stay in the private sector through appropriate policies and measure, which may include affirmativ action programmes, incentives and other measure;
(i) Ensur that reasonable accommodation is provided to persons with disabilit stay in the workplace;
(j) promote the acquisition by persons with disabilit out of work experience in the open labour market;
(k) promote vocational and professional rehabilitation, job retention and return-to-work programmes for persons with disabilit.
2. States parties shall ensur that persons with disabilit to not held in slavery or in servitude, and are protected, on an equal basis with others, from forced or compulsory labour.
Article 28 Adequat standard of living and social protection 1. States parties recognize the right of persons with disabilit to an adequat standard of living for themselves and their families, including food, clothing and housing adequat, and to the continuous improvement of living conditions, and shall take appropriate steps to safeguard and promote the realizations of this right without discrimination on the basis of disability.
2. States parties recognize the right of persons with disabilit to social protection and to the enjoymen of that right without discrimination on the basis of disability, and shall take appropriate steps to safeguard and promote the realizations of this right, including: (a) "To ensur equal access by persons with disabilit to clean water services, and to access their ensur appropriate and affordable services devices and others, assistance for disability-related needs;
(b) The access by individuals to ensur with disabilit, in particular women and girls with older persons with disabilit and disabilit social protection program it's poverty reduction program and;
(c) The access by individuals to ensur with disabilit and their families living in a situation of poverty to assistance from the State with disability-related expense, including training, counselling adequat, financial assistance and respit care;
(d) The access by individuals to ensur with disabilit to public housing programmes;
(e) the equal access by ensur persons with disabilit to retirement benefits and programmes.
Article 29 Participation in political and public life States parties shall guarantee to persons with disabilit to political rights and the opportunity to enjoy them on an equal basis with others, and shall: (a) to undertak Ensur that persons with disabilit can effectively and fully to participat in political and public life on an equal basis with others, directly or through freely chosen representatives , including the right and opportunity for persons with disabilit to vote and be elected, inter alia, by: (i) Ensuring that voting procedures, facilities and materials with appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use;
(ii) Protecting the right of persons with disabilit to vote by secret ballot in elections and public referendums without intimidation, and to stand for elections, to effectively hold office and perform all public functions at all levels of Government, facilitating the use of assistiv and new technologies where appropriate;
(iii) Guaranteeing the free expression of the will of persons with disabilit to as elector and to this end, where not, at their request, cessary allowing assistance in voting by a person of their own choice;
(b) promote actively an environment in which persons with disabilit can effectively and fully to participat in the conduct of public affairs, without discrimination and on an equal basis with others, and in their participation in encourag public affairs, including: (i) Participation in non-governmental organizations and associations concerned with the public and political life of the country, and in the activities and administration of political parties;
(ii) Forming and joining organizations of persons with disabilit to persons with disabilit represen stay at international, national, regional and local level.
Article 30 Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport 1. States parties recognize the right of persons with disabilit to take part on an equal basis with others in cultural life, and shall take all appropriate measure to ensur that persons with disabilit to: (a) Enjoy access to cultural materials in accessible formats;
(b) Enjoy access to television programmes, films, theatre and other cultural activities, in accessible formats;
(c) Enjoy access to places for cultural performances or services, such as, old museum, cinemas, libraries and tourism services, and, as far as possible, enjoy access to monument and sites of national cultural importanc.
2. States parties shall take appropriate measure to enable persons with disabilit to have the opportunity to develop their creative, and utilizes the artistic and intellectual potential, not only for their own benefit, but also for the enrichmen of society.
3. States parties shall take all appropriate steps, in accordanc with international law, to ensur that laws protecting intellectual property rights do not constitut an unreasonabl or discriminatory barrier to access by persons with disabilit to their cultural materials.
4. a Person shall be entitled to with disabilit, on an equal basis with others, to recognition and support of their specific cultural and linguistic identity, including sign languages and deaf culture.
5. With a view to enabling persons with disabilit participat it on an equal basis with others in recreational, leisure and sporting activities, States parties shall take appropriate measure: (a) It and encourag promote the participation, to the fulles the exten the possible, of persons with disabilit in mainstream sporting activities at all levels;
(b) the fact that persons with ensur disabilit to have an opportunity to organize, develop and participat in disability-specific sporting and recreational activities and, to this end, encourag the provision, on an equal basis with others, of appropriate instruction, training and resources;
(c) the fact that persons with ensur disabilit to have access to sporting, recreational and tourism venues;
(d) To ensur that children with disabilit to have equal access with other children to participation in play, recreation and leisure and sporting activities, including those activities in the school system;
(e) the fact that persons with ensur disabilit to have access to services from those involved in the organization of recreational, tourism, leisure and sporting activities.
Article 31 statistics and data collection

1. the States parties to collect undertak appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable them to formulat and implementations that policies to give effect to the present Convention. The process of collecting and maintaining this information shall: (a) Comply with legally established safeguards, including legislation on data protection, confidentiality and respect of ensur it for the privacy of persons with disabilit;
(b) Comply with internationally accepted norms to protect human rights and fundamental freedom and the ethical principles in the collection and use of statistics.
2. The information collected in accordanc with this article shall be disaggregated, as appropriate, and used to help assess the implementation of States parties ' obligations under the present Convention and to identify and address the barriers faced by persons with disabilit in exercising their rights.
3. States parties shall assume responsibility for the dissemination of these statistics and of their accessibility to persons ensur with disabilit and others.
Article 32 International cooperation 1. States parties recognize the importanc of international cooperation and its promotion, in support of national efforts for the realizations of the purpose and objective of the present Convention, and will undertak appropriate and effective measure in this regard, between and among States and, as appropriate, in partnership with relevant international and regional organizations and civil society , in particular organizations of persons with disabilit. Such measure of could include, inter alia: (a) Ensuring that international cooperation, including international development programmes, is inclusive of and accessible to persons with disabilit;
(b) Facilitating and supporting capacity-building, including through the Exchange and sharing of information, experience, training programmes and best practices;
(c) Facilitating cooperation in research and access to scientific and technical knowledge;
(d) Providing, as appropriate, technical and economic assistance, including by facilitating access to and sharing of accessible and assistiv technologies, and through the transfer of technologies.
2. The provision of this article are without prejudice to the obligation of each State Party to fulfil its obligations under the present Convention.
Article 33 National implementation and monitoring 1. States parties, in accordanc with their system of organization, shall designat one or more focal points within Government for matters relating to the implementation of the present Convention, and shall give due considerations to the establishment or designation of a coordination mechanism within Government to facilitat-related action in different sectors and at different levels.
2. States parties shall, in accordanc with their legal and administrative systems, maintain, strengthen, designat or establish within the State Party, a framework, including one or more independent mechanisms, as appropriate, to promote, protect and monitor implementation of the present Convention. When designating or establishing such a mechanism, States parties shall take into account the principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for protection and promotion of human rights.
3. Civil society, in particular persons with disabilit and their representative organizations, shall be involved and fully in the monitoring of participat process.
Article 34 Committee on the rights of persons with Disabilit. There shall be 1 established a Committee on the rights of persons with Disabilit (hereafter referred to as "the Committee"), which shall carry out the functions hereinafter provided.
2. The Committee shall, at the time consis of entry into force of the present Convention, of twelve experts. After an additional sixty ratification of or accession to the Convention, the membership of the Committee shall increase by six members, attaining a maximum number of eighteen members.
3. The members of the Committee shall serve in their personal capacity and shall be of high moral standing and recognized competence and experience in the field covered by the present Convention. When nominating their candidate States parties, are invited to give due considerations to the provision set out in article 4.3 of the present Convention.
4. The members of the Committee shall be elected by States parties, considerations being given their equitable distribution location, representation of the different forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems, balanced gender representation and participation of experts with disabilit.
5. The members of the Committee shall be elected by secret ballot from a list of persons nominated by the States parties from among their nationals at meetings of the Conference of States parties. At those meetings, for which two thirds of the States parties shall constitut a quor, the persons elected to the Committee shall be those who obtain the largest number of votes and an absolute majority of the votes of the representatives of States parties present and voting.
6. The initial election shall be held from later than six months after the date of entry into force of the present Convention. At least four months before the date of each election, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall address a letter to the States parties inviting them to submit the nomination is within two hours. The Secretary-General shall subsequently prepare a list in alphabetical order of all persons nominated, in the indicating the State parties which have nominated them, and shall submit it to the States parties to the present Convention.
7. The members of the Committee shall be elected for a term of four years. They shall be eligible for re-election once. However, the term of six of the members elected at the first election shall expires at the end of two years; immediately after the first election, the names of these six members shall be chosen by lot by the chairperson of the meeting referred to in paragraph 5 of this article.
8. The election of the six additional members of the Committee shall be held on the occasion of regular elections, in accordanc with the relevant provision of this article.
9. If a member of the Committee dies or resign or declare any of that for other cause she or he can no longer perform her or his duties, the State Party which nominated the member shall be appoin another expert possessing the qualifications and meeting the requirements set out in the relevant provision of this article, to serve for the remainder of the term.
10. The Committee shall establish its own rules of procedure.
11. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall provide the staff and facilities cessary for the effective performance of the functions of the Committee under the present Convention, and shall it be conven initial meeting.
12. With the approval of the General Assembly, the members of the Committee established under the present Convention shall receive an emolument from United Nations resources on such terms and conditions as the Assembly may decide, having regard to the importanc of the Committee's responsibilities.
13. The members of the Committee shall be entitled to the facilities, privileges and of experts on mission to the immunit for the United Nations as put down in the relevant sections of the Convention on the Privileges and to the Immunit of the United Nations.
Article 35 reports by States parties Each State Party shall 1. submit to the Committee, through the Secretary-General of the United Nations, a comprehensive report on the measure taken to give effect to its obligations under the present Convention and on the progress made in that regard, within two years after the entry into force of the present Convention for the State Party concerned.
2. Thereafter, States parties shall submit subsequent reports at least every four years and further whenever the Committee so requests.
3. The Committee shall decide any guidelines applicable to the content of the reports.
4. A State Party which has submitted a comprehensive initial report to the Committee need not, in its subsequent reports, repeat information previously provided. When preparing reports to the Committee, States parties are invited to consider doing so in an open and transparent process and to give due considerations to the provision set out in article 4.3 of the present Convention.
5. Reports may indicates the factor and difficult to regimes the degree of fulfilmen of obligations under the present Convention.
Article 36 Considerations of reports 1. Each report shall be considered by the Committee, which shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned. The State Party responds with any information it may choose it for the Committee. The Committee may request further information from States parties relevant to the implementation of the present Convention.
2. If a State Party is significantly overdu in the submission of a report, the Committee may notify the State Party concerned of the need to examin the implementation of the present Convention in that State Party, on the basis of reliable information available to the Committee, if the relevant report is not submitted within three months following the notification. The Committee shall invite the State Party concerned to participat in such examination. Should the State Party responds by submitting the relevant report, the provision of paragraph 1 of this article will apply.
3. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall make available the reports to all States parties.
4. States parties shall make their reports widely available to the public in their own countries and facilitat access to the suggestions and general recommendations relating to these reports.

5. The Committee shall transmit, as it may consider appropriate, to the specialized agencies, funds and programmes of the United Nations, and others to the competent bodies, reports from States parties in order to address a request or indication of a need for technical advice or assistance therein, along with the led Committee's observations and recommendations, if any, on these requests or indication.
Article 37 Cooperation between States parties and the Committee 1 Each State Party shall cooperate. with the Committee and assist its members in the fulfilmen of their mandate.
2. In its relationship with States parties, the Committee shall give due considerations to the ways and means of enhancing national capacities for the implementation of the present Convention, including through international cooperation.
Article 38 Relationship of the Committee with other bodies In order to foster the effective implementation of the present Convention and to international cooperation encourag in the field covered by the present Convention: (a) the specialized agencies and other United Nations organs shall be entitled to be represented at the considerations of the implementation of such provision of the present Convention as fall within the scope of their mandate. The Committee may invite the specialized agencies and other competent bodies as it may consider to be appropriate to provide expert advice on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within the scope of their mandate the respectiv. The Committee may invite specialized agencies and other United Nations organs to submit reports on the implementation of the Convention in areas falling within the scope of their activities;
(b) the Committee, as it has no discharge it, shall consult, as appropriate, other relevant bodies instituted by international human rights, with a view to their treats ensuring the consistency of their respectiv is reporting guidelines, suggestions and general recommendations, and «avoiding duplication and overlap in the performance of their functions.
Article 39 report of the Committee the Committee shall report every two years to the General Assembly and to the Economic and Social Council on its activities, and may make suggestions and general recommendations based on the examination of reports and information received from the States parties. Such suggestions and general recommendations shall be included in the report of the Committee together with comments, if any, from States parties.
Article 40 Conference of States parties 1. The States parties shall meet regularly in a Conference of States parties in order to consider any matter with regard to the implementation of the present Convention.
2. From later than six months after the entry into force of the present Convention, the Conference of the States parties shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The subsequent meetings shall be convened by the Secretary-General of the United Nations biennially or upon the decision of the Conference of States parties.
Article 41 Depositary the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall be the depositary of the present Convention.
Article 42 signature the present Convention shall be open for signature by all States and by regional integration organizations at United Nations Headquarters in New York as of 30 March 2007 article 43 Consent to be bound the present Convention shall be subject to ratification by signatory States and to formal confirmation by signatory regional integration organizations. It shall be open for accession by any State or regional integration organization which has not signed the Convention.
Article 44 Regional integration organizations 1. "Regional integration organization" shall mean 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. Such organizations shall declare, in their instruments of formal confirmation or accession, the exten of their competence with respect to matters governed by this Convention. Subsequently, they shall inform the depositary of any substantial modification in the exten of their competence.
2. References to "States parties" in the present Convention shall apply to such organizations within the limits of their competence.
3. For the purpose of article 45, paragraph 1, and article 47, paragraphs 2 and 3, any instrument deposited by a regional integration organization shall not be counted.
4. Regional integration organizations, in matters within their competence, may exercise their right to vote in the Conference of States parties, with a number of votes equal to the number of their member States that are parties to this Convention. Such an organization shall not exercise its right to vote if any of its member States exercises its right, and vice versa.
Article 45 Entry into force 1. The present Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession.
2. For each State or regional integration organization ratifying, formally confirming or acceding to the Convention after the deposit of the twentieth such instrument, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of its own such instrument.
Article 46 reservations 1 reservations incompatibl with the object and purpose of the present Convention shall not be permitted.
2. Reservations may be withdrawn at any time.
Article 47 Amendments 1. Any State Party may proposes an amendment to the present Convention and submit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The Secretary-General shall communicate any proposed amendments to States parties, with a request to be notified they favour a Conference of whethers States parties for the purpose of considering and deciding upon the proposals. In the event that, within four months from the date of such communication, at least one third of the States parties favour such a Conference, the Secretary-General shall conven the Conference under the auspic's of the United Nations. Any amendment adopted by a majority of two thirds of the States parties present and voting shall be submitted by the Secretary-General to the General Assembly for approval and thereafter to all States parties for acceptance.
2. An amendment adopted and approved in accordanc with paragraph 1 of this article shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the number of instruments of acceptance deposited the reach of two thirds of the number of States parties at the date of adoption of the amendment. Thereafter, the amendment shall enter into force for any State Party on the thirtieth day following the deposit of its own instrument of acceptance. An amendment shall be binding only on those States parties which have accepted it If so decided by 3 the Conference of States parties by consensus, an amendment adopted and approved in accordanc with paragraph 1 of this article which relate exclusively to the articles 34, 38, 39 and 40 shall enter into force for all States parties on the thirtieth day after the number of instruments of acceptance deposited the reach of two thirds of the number of States parties at the date of adoption of the amendment.
Article 48 Denunciation A State Party may denounc the present Convention by written notification to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. The denunciation shall become effective one year after the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary-General.
Article 49 accessible format the text of the present Convention shall be made available in accessible formats.
Article 50 Authentic texts the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts of the present Convention shall be equally authentic.
In witness thereof the undersigned, being duly authorized plenipotentiar by their respectiv theret in Governments, have signed the present Convention.
 
The Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities in the preamble the Member States of this Convention, a) with reference to United Nations Charter proclaimed principles that all members of the human family dignity and inherent value, as well as their equal and inalienable rights on the basis of recognised freedom, justice and peace in the world, b) Recognizing that the United Nations Universal Declaration of human rights and the International Covenants on human rights has given and determined that every man holds all the rights and freedoms set out therein, without distinction of any kind, c) confirming all human rights and fundamental freedoms at parity, oneness, mutual dependency and mutual commitment and the need to guarantee persons with disabilities the full rights and freedoms without discrimination, the use of d) with reference to the International Covenant on economic, social and cultural rights, the International Covenant on Civil and political rights, the International Convention on all forms of racial discrimination liquidation , The Convention on the Elimination of all forms of discrimination, 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 all the rights of all migrant workers and members of their families, protection of e) Recognizing that disability is a constantly evolving concept and that disability occurs, people with functional disabilities, contact with treatment and environmental obstacles that restrict equal opportunities for full and effective participation in society,

f) acknowledging the world programme of action concerning persons with disabilities and Another of equal opportunities for persons with disabilities contained in the principles and political guidelines of meaning from the perspective of their impact on the strategies, plans, programmes and activities for the promotion, formulation and evaluation of national, regional and international levels, to continue to ensure equal opportunities for persons with disabilities, g) stressing that the disability issues should be included in their respective sustainable development strategies , h) Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on grounds of disability is the intrinsic dignity and value of the invasion, i) Recognizing also the diversity of persons with disabilities, j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect all human rights of persons with disabilities, including those who need more support, k) concerned that, despite these various instruments and measures for persons with disabilities still are faced with obstacles that prevent them to participate in society as equal members thereof and with human rights violations in all parts of the world, l) Recognizing the importance of international cooperation of persons with disabilities in the improvement of the living conditions in each country, in particular developing countries, m) of persons with disabilities in recognizing the current and potential contribution of value to your community in the general prosperity and diversity and the fact that persons with disabilities full of human rights and fundamental freedoms and of persons with disabilities full participation in the promotion, should help to strengthen their sense of belonging and in significant advances in the human society social and economic development and poverty eradication, n) Recognizing that persons with disabilities are important to their personal autonomy and independence, including the personal freedom of choice, o) considering that persons with disabilities should be able to actively engage in decision-making processes with regard to strategies and programmes, including those which directly apply to him, expressing concern about the p) difficulties faced by persons with disabilities that is subject to diverse or heightened discrimination race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic, indigenous or social origin, property, birth, age or other status, q) Recognizing that women and girls with disabilities in the home, both inside and outside are often subject to greater violence, injury or abuse, neglect or careless treatment, bad behaviour or operational risk , r) Recognizing the need to ensure that children with disabilities could make full use of all human rights and fundamental freedoms equally with the other children, and recalling the commitments made in this respect the Convention on the rights of the child States, s) emphasizing the need to incorporate the gender perspective in all efforts to promote it, to persons with disabilities the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, t) highlighting the fact that most persons with disabilities live in poverty in this regard, and recognizing that it is extremely important to prevent the negative impact of poverty on persons with disabilities, u) considering that the full protection of persons with disabilities requires conditions of peace and security, based on the United Nations Charter objectives and principles and full respect for human rights, compliance with the applicable document, in particular in armed conflicts and foreign occupation, v) recognising physical, social, economic and cultural environment , health care and education, as well as information and communication accessibility means that people with disabilities allows you full use of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, w) realizing that the individual, having duties to other individuals and to the community to which he or she belongs, is to fight for the International Charter of human rights recognized the right of promotion and compliance with x) convinced that the family is the natural and fundamental element of society is entitled to the protection of society and the State, and that persons with disabilities and their family members should receive the necessary protection and assistance to families to promote the fact that persons with disabilities full and equal exercise their right, y) convinced that a comprehensive and integrated international Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities and the promotion and protection of human dignity will be the important contribution of persons with disabilities clearly disadvantaged social status and promote their participation in civil, political, economic, social and cultural spheres with equal opportunities and developing and developing countries, have agreed as follows: article 1. The objective of this Convention is to promote, protect and ensure that all persons with disabilities full and equal use of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, and promote the intrinsic dignity to them.
To persons with disabilities belong to persons who have sustained physically, mentally, intellectually, or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on par with others.
2. article. Definitions for the purposes of this Convention: "communication" includes languages, text, Braille, tactile communication, large size of the article and the available media tools, as well as reinforcing and alternative communication types, features and formats that use writing tools, audio tools, vienkāršrun, in front of the reader, including accessible information and communication technologies;
"language" includes spoken language and sign language and other speech related languages;
"discrimination based on disability" shall mean any distinction, exclusion or restriction of disability, the purpose of which is to interfere with or completely prevent all political, economic, social, cultural, civil or other recognition of human rights and fundamental freedoms, the use or implementation of equally with others, or have such consequences. It includes all forms of discrimination, including denial of reasonable accommodation;
"reasonable accommodation" means necessary and appropriate modification and adjustments-if it is necessary in a specific case and does not impose a disproportionate or undue burden, to ensure that persons with disabilities equally with others may use or implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms;
"universal design" means products, environmental, program and service design, which, as far as possible, all people can use without adjustment or special design. "Universal design" also includes certain groups of persons with disabilities for support devices if they are needed.
3. article. General principles the principles of this Convention are: (a) the intrinsic dignity of the person), personal autonomy, including the freedom of personal choice, and independence of the person, (b)) the prohibition of discrimination, c) full and effective participation and inclusion in society, respect for the different d) and persons with disabilities as human diversity and humanity, of part e) equality of opportunity, accessibility, g f)) equality between men and women, respect for children) with disabilities ability development and against children with disabilities to retain their identity.
4. article. 1. General obligations of the Member States shall undertake to ensure and promote it to all persons with disabilities to fully implement all human rights and fundamental freedoms without discrimination of any kind of disability. To this end, Member States shall undertake to: (a) to adopt all appropriate) legislative, administrative and other measures in the law recognised in this Convention;
(b)) to take all necessary measures, including legislative, to amend or abolish existing laws, regulations, customs and practices, which leads to discrimination of persons with disabilities;
(c)) to take into account persons with disabilities protection and promotion of human rights into all strategies and programmes;
(d)) to refrain from any such actions or practices that do not conform to this Convention, and to ensure that public authorities and institutions act in accordance with this Convention;
(e) to take all appropriate) measures to eliminate discrimination on grounds of disability, what professional any person, organization or private operators;
(f) to undertake or promote) universal design of goods, services, and research and development of objects, as defined in article 2 of this Convention, which should require the minimum possible adaptation and the least cost to meet the needs of persons with disabilities-specific needs, to promote their availability and use, and promote the inclusion of universal design standards and guidelines;

g) to carry out or promote persons with disabilities to appropriate new technologies, including information and communications technologies, mobility equipment, devices and technology, research and development, as well as promote their availability and use, giving priority to technologies at an affordable price;
(h)) to provide persons with disabilities available information about the movement of AIDS, devices and assistive technologies, including new technologies, as well as other assistance, support services and object types;
I) contribute with persons with disabilities and the professional staff working in staff training on the rights recognized in this Convention, to improve this legislation guaranteed aid and the provision of services.
2. with regard to economic, social and cultural rights of each Member State, making maximum use of its available resources and, where needed, within the framework of international cooperation, undertake to adopt measures with the aim of gradually achieving full implementation of these rights, without prejudice to those obligations contained in this Convention, which under international law is to be applied immediately.
3. the drafting and application of legislation and strategies for the implementation of this Convention, as well as any decisions on issues relating to persons with disabilities, the Member States shall closely consult with persons with disabilities and its active involvement, including children with disabilities, with organisations representing that person.
4. Nothing in this Convention shall affect the provisions that are more conducive to the rights of persons with disabilities and which may be contained in the legislation of a Member State or in the country in force in international law. Not allowed in any of the laws of the Member States to this Convention, conventions, regulations or custom on the existing human rights and fundamental freedoms or restrictions or derogations from them under the pretext that the present Convention such rights or freedoms or that they are not recognized in the recognized to a lesser extent.
5. The provisions of this Convention shall apply to all parts of federal States without any limitations or exceptions.
5. article. Equality and non-discrimination 1. Members recognize that all people are equal before the law and in accordance with it and that all the people without any discrimination, has the right to the equal protection of the law and to equal benefits under the law.
2. Member States shall prohibit any discrimination on grounds of disability and guarantee to persons with disabilities equal and effective legal protection against discrimination for any reason.
3. in order to promote equality and eliminate discrimination, Member States shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that reasonable adjustments are made.
4. Specific measures which are necessary to accelerate or achieve de facto of persons with disabilities, equality is not considered discrimination within the meaning of this Convention.
6. article. Women with disabilities 1. Members recognize that women and girls with disabilities are subject to various forms of discrimination, and in connection with it shall take measures to ensure that they are fully and equally of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
2. Member States shall take all appropriate measures to ensure women's full development, improvement and expansion of rights and opportunities, to guarantee the specified in this Convention, the implementation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and use.
7. article. Children with disabilities 1. Member States shall take all necessary measures to ensure that children with disabilities equally with other children use fully all human rights and fundamental freedoms.
2. All decisions relating to children with disabilities, the main consideration must be the best interests of the child.
3. Member States shall ensure that children with disabilities equally with other children are free to express their views on all issues related to them, their views due respect according to their age and maturity, and according to their disability and age to get help for the implementation of this right.
8. article. Understanding 1. Member States shall undertake to adopt immediate, effective and appropriate measures: (a)) to the entire society, including the family level to raise awareness about people with disabilities and to promote the rights of persons with disabilities and dignity;
(b)) to all walks of life to combat stereotypes, prejudices and negative practices in relation to people with disabilities, including those related to gender and age;
(c)) to inform them about the capabilities of persons with disabilities and of the investment made.
To this end, the measures to be taken shall include: (a)) effective public awareness campaigns, to proposing and implementing: i) brought up the response in relation to the rights of persons with disabilities, ii) promoting positive attitudes and greater social awareness of persons with disabilities, III) enhance the skills of persons with disabilities, the right characteristics and capabilities, as well as their contributions to the workplace and the labour market;
b) respectful treatment towards the rights of persons with disabilities in all levels of the education system, including in all children from an early age;
c) encouraging the media to portray persons with disabilities according to the purpose of this Convention;
d) an educational training programme for the promotion of the development of persons with disabilities and their rights.
9. article. 1. Accessibility To persons with disabilities to live independently and to participate fully in all areas of life, Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure equal with other people with disabilities access to the physical environment, transportation, information and communications, including information and communication technologies and systems, and other objects and services which are open or provided to the public in both urban and rural areas. These measures, which include accessibility barriers and barriers distorting the identification and elimination of, inter alia, to: (a) buildings, roads), and other indoor and outdoor facilities, including schools, housing, medical institutions and work places;
(b) information, communications) and other services, including electronic services and emergency services.
2. Member States shall take the appropriate measures to: (a)) develop and implement minimum standards and guidelines for the population of the open object and the availability of services and monitor their implementation;
b) Member States shall also carry out appropriate measures to ensure that public open private items and services are fully accessible to persons with disabilities;
c) all interested parties provide training on accessibility issues facing persons with disabilities;
d) buildings and other facilities open to citizens provide information in Braille and easy to read-and understandable ways;
e) ensure various Assistant and intermediary, including guides, readers and professional surdotulkotāj, types of services, to facilitate accessibility to buildings and other residents open objects;
f) promote other appropriate forms of assistance and support for persons with disabilities to ensure the availability of information;
g) promote new information and communication technologies and systems, including Web, accessibility for persons with disabilities;
h) promote information and communication technology and system design, development, production and distribution of early stage so that the technology and the availability of the system with minimal cost.
10. article. The right to life, Member States repeatedly confirms that every person has the right to life and shall take all measures necessary to ensure that persons with disabilities are effectively implemented equally with others.
11. article.  Risk and emergency humanitarian situations in the Member States in accordance with their obligations under international law, including international humanitarian law and international human rights, to take all necessary measures to ensure the protection of persons with disabilities and security situations, including armed conflict, humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters.
12. article. Equal recognition of legal capacity 1. Member States reaffirm that persons with disabilities everywhere are entitled to recognition of their legal capacity.
2. Member States shall recognize that persons with disabilities equivalent to the other is the capacity in all areas of life.
3. Member States shall take the necessary measures to enable persons with disabilities to ensure it supports the availability, as they may be necessary, in exercising their legal capacity.

4. Member States shall ensure that all capacity-related implementation measures provide adequate and effective guarantees for human rights in accordance with international law to prevent abuse. Such guarantees are necessary to ensure that the capacity relating to the implementation of measures, of the person concerned are respected the rights, will and choice, do not allow conflicts of interest and abuse of influence, they are reasonable and appropriate in the circumstances of the person concerned, applied in the shortest possible time and regularly inspected by a competent, independent and impartial authority or judicial body. These guarantees must be in proportion to the extent to which these measures affect the person concerned's rights and interests.
5. subject to the provisions of this article, Member States shall take appropriate and effective measures to ensure that persons with disabilities equal rights to acquire or inherit property, to control their own financial affairs and equal use of bank loans, mortgages and other forms of financial credit, and shall ensure that persons with disabilities are not arbitrarily deprived of their property.
13. article. Access to justice 1. Member States shall ensure effective access to justice for persons with disabilities equally with others, including providing procedural and age appropriate adaptations to facilitate them as direct and indirect participants in the process, including as witnesses, in all legal proceedings, the role of the stage, including the investigative and other preliminary stages.
2. to promote effective access to justice for persons with disabilities, the Member States shall promote appropriate training for employees who work in the field of the administration of Justice, including police and prison staff.
14. article. Personal freedom and inviolability 1. Member States shall ensure that persons with disabilities equally with others: a) the right to use the freedom and inviolability of the person;
(b)) do not lose their freedom or arbitrariness of the irregularities and that any deprivation of liberty shall be in accordance with the law, and that the disability does not in any way constitute grounds for deprivation of liberty.
2. Member States shall ensure that if persons with disabilities in accordance with what procedure is deprived of freedom, they are equal with others are entitled to the guarantees laid down in international humanitarian law, and treated them in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Convention, including ensuring reasonable adjustments.
15. article. The right not to be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment 1. No one may be subjected to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. In particular, any person without his or her free to give permissions should not be subjected to medical or scientific experimentation.
2. Member States shall take all effective legislative, administrative, judicial or other measures to equal with others to prevent the exposure of persons with disabilities to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
16. article. The right not to be subjected to exploitation, violence and abuse use 1. Member States shall take all appropriate legislative, administrative, social, educational and other measures to persons with disabilities in the home, both inside and outside protected from all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, including sex.
2. Member States shall take all appropriate measures to prevent all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse by ensuring, inter alia, persons with disabilities, their families and caregivers appropriate assistance and support, taking into account the gender and age, including providing information and training on how to avoid exploitation, violence and abuse, recognize and report them. Member States shall ensure that the measures take into account the protection of persons with disabilities age, gender and disability.
3. in order to prevent all forms of exploitation, violence and abuse, Member States shall ensure that all persons with disability benefits and programs effectively controlled by an independent authority.
4. Member States shall take all appropriate measures to encourage persons with disabilities physical, cognitive and psychological recovery, rehabilitation and social reintegration, which becomes any kind of exploitation, violence or abuse victims, including providing them with protection services. Such recovery and reintegration takes place in an environment that promotes the health of the person concerned, welfare, self-respect, dignity and autonomy and which takes into account requirements related to a person with disability, gender and age.
5. Member States shall adopt effective legislation and policies, including legislation and strategies for women and children, to ensure that the life of persons with disabilities, violence and abuse are identified, investigated and, where necessary, of the persecution is launched.
Article 17. Protection of the integrity of the person every person with disabilities has a right to its physical and mental integrity respected equally with others.
18. article. Freedom of movement and nationality 1. Member States shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities to liberty of movement and free choice of place of residence and nationality are equal with others, including by ensuring that: (a) persons with disabilities) have the right to acquire and change a nationality and are not deprived of their nationality arbitrarily or disability;
b) disability persons with disabilities are not deprived of their ability to acquire, retain and use their citizenship papers or other identity documents or use the relevant procedures, such as immigration procedures that may be required to facilitate the freedom of movement;
(c) persons with disabilities) are free to leave any country, including his own,;
(d) persons with disabilities) arbitrary or disability are not deprived of the right to come to their country.
2. children with disabilities are registered immediately after birth and after birth have the right to a name, the right to nationality and, as far as possible, the right to know their parents and get their concerns.
19. article. Independent living and inclusion in the Community Member States to this Convention recognize that all persons with disabilities have an equal right to live in society with the same freedom of choice as other people, and take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate persons with disabilities in the exercise of these rights and full inclusion and participation in society, including by ensuring that: (a) persons with disabilities equal) with others is the possibility to choose the place of residence and the where and with whom they live, and that they do not seem to live under certain circumstances;
(b)) persons with disabilities are available in a variety of home and home services and other social support measures, including personal assistance necessary to live and meet in public, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community;
(c)) for public social services and objects are equally accessible for persons with disabilities and meets their needs.
20. article. Individual movement Member States take effective measures to ensure that persons with disabilities have individual movement with the greatest possible personal autonomy, including: (a)) of persons with disabilities by facilitating the movement of individual of their choice in the form and at the time and at an affordable price;
(b)) making it easier for persons with disabilities to quality mobility aids, devices, assistive technology and Assistant and intermediary services, including providing them at an affordable price;
c) providing persons with disabilities and the professionals who work with people with disabilities, mobility skills training;
(d) encouraging operators) producing movement AIDS, devices and assistive technologies to take into account all the mobility of persons with disabilities.
21. article. The word and feel the freedom and access to information Member States shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities can exercise the right to freedom of expression and belief, including the freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas with others equally and in all forms of communication of their choice, as defined in article 2 of this Convention, including: a) the information provided for the general public, in a timely manner and without additional cost for persons with disabilities by providing accessible formats and with technology corresponding to the various types of disability;
(b) accepting and facilitating) that official events in persons with disabilities of their choice using sign language, Braille, aggravated and alternative forms of communication, and other available means of communication, ways and formats;
c) urging private entities that provide services to the general public, including with the help of the Web, to provide information and services for persons with disabilities available in a format that they can use;

d) encouraging the media, including those in the information distributed via the Web, to make their services accessible to persons with disabilities;
e) recognizing and promoting the use of sign language.
22. article. Personal privacy 1. no person with disabilities, regardless of place of residence or the housing may not be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful private life, family life, home or correspondence or other types of communication disorders, or illegal to offend its honour and reputation. Persons with disabilities have the right to the protection of the law against such interference or intrusion.
2. Member States shall protect the confidentiality of information on the rights of persons with disabilities in the personality, health and rehabilitation and on par with the others.
23. article. Respect for the place of residence and family 1. Member States shall take effective and appropriate measures to eliminate discrimination against persons with disabilities in all matters relating to marriage, family, parenthood and relationships, on par with others, to ensure that: (a) persons with disabilities), which is the age of marriage, are recognized the right to marry and start a family with husband free and full consent;
(b)) are recognised the rights of persons with disabilities and with the responsibility to decide on the number of their children and the time period between the birth of the child and the right to age-appropriate information and education about reproductive and family planning issues and they are intended for the funds necessary for the implementation of this right;
(c) persons with disabilities), including children, equally with others retain their reproductive ability.
2. Member States shall ensure that persons with disabilities are rights and responsibilities with regard to guardianship, adoption of children or similar institutions, where these concepts exist in national legislation; in all cases, the main consideration is the best interests of the child. Member States shall provide appropriate assistance to persons with disabilities parenting duties.
3. Member States shall ensure that children with disabilities have equal rights with respect to family life. To implement this right and avoid the child with a disability, abandonment, abandonment, concealment of the neglected and separation, the Member States undertake to provide timely and comprehensive information, services and support to children with disabilities and their families.
4. Member States shall ensure that a child shall not be separated from their parents against their will, except when competent authorities subject to judicial review, in accordance with applicable law and procedures, provides that such separation is necessary for the best interests of the child. In no case shall a child be separated from parents, either of the child or one or both parents of disability.
5. If immediate family members are not able to take care of a child with a disability, Member States shall make every effort to provide alternative care which can be provided remote relatives, but if this is not possible, then the family environment in society.
24. article. Education 1. Member States shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities to education. For those rights to be free from discrimination and to implement equal opportunities, Member States shall ensure that the education system can participate at all levels and life-long schooling with the aim of: (a) to develop fully human) potential as well as self esteem and awareness of their values and strengthen respect for human rights, fundamental freedoms and human diversity;
(b)) of persons with disabilities to develop the personality, talents and creativity, as well as their mental and physical abilities, fully exploiting their potential;
c) give people with disabilities the opportunity to participate effectively in a free society.
2. with regard to the implementation of this legislation, Member States shall ensure that: (a) persons with disabilities not) are excluded from invalidity due to general education system and that children with disabilities are not excluded from the disability free compulsory primary or secondary education system;
(b) persons with disabilities can be) equally with other access integration, quality and free primary education and secondary education in the society in which they live;
(c) according to the needs of the individual) are made reasonable adjustments;
(d) persons with disabilities) in the general education system receive the support required to facilitate their effective training;
e) environments that promote maximum learning and social development are made effective individual support measures according to the objective of full integration.
3. Member States shall enable persons with disabilities to acquire practical and social skills needed to facilitate their full and equal participation in the educational system and in society. To this end, Member States shall take appropriate measures, including: a) facilitates the Braille, alternative script, multiplier and alternative forms of communication, media and format, as well as orientation and mobility skills, and facilitating peer support and mentoring of;
b) facilitates the learning of sign language and the deaf community promotes linguistic identity;
(c)) ensure that blind, deaf or blind and deaf and persons, especially children, education receives in languages and communication types and resources that are most appropriate for a given individual, and in environments that promote maximum learning and social development.
4. To help ensure these rights, Member States shall take appropriate measures to recruit teachers, including teachers with disabilities, who are qualified in sign language and/or Braille, and to train in the use of professional employees and staff who work at all levels of education. Such training includes knowledge of disability issues and the corresponding multiplier and alternative forms of communication, media, and format, training methods and materials to support persons with disabilities.
5. Member States shall ensure that persons with disabilities without discrimination and equally with others is an opportunity to receive tertiary education in General, vocational education, adult education and lifelong learning. To this end, Member States shall provide persons with disabilities reasonable adjustments.
25. article. Health Member States shall recognize that persons with disabilities are entitled to the highest possible level of health without discrimination on the grounds of disability. Member States shall take all appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities the access to health services, which take account of gender aspects, including health rehabilitation availability. Member States shall, in particular: (a)) provide persons with disabilities the same quantity, quality and standard of free or affordable health care and programmes as provided to other people, including sexual and reproductive health, and in accordance with the population of the proposed national health care program;
b) ensure services health services that people with disabilities need in their disability, including early diagnosis and, if necessary, early intervention, and services designed to minimize and prevent the emergence of a new disability, including children and the elderly;
(c)) provides these health services as close as possible to these people's place of residence, including rural areas;
d) require health professionals to provide persons with disabilities the same quality of services as other people, including free and informed consent by, inter alia, training and higher ethical standards in the public and private health care by raising awareness of the human rights of persons with disabilities, dignity, autonomy and needs;
e) prohibits discrimination of persons with disabilities with regard to health insurance, and life insurance where such insurance is permitted by national law, and determine that it must be given a fair and reasonable manner;
f) do not allow health care or health services or food or liquid discriminatory refusal of receipt of disability.
26. article. Adaptation and rehabilitation 1. Member States shall take effective and appropriate measures, including through peer support, to individuals with disabilities to achieve and maintain maximum independence, full physical, mental, social and vocational ability, and full inclusion and participation in all areas of life. To this end, Member States shall organize, strengthen and extend comprehensive habilitation and rehabilitation services and programmes, particularly in the health, employment, education and social services so that these services and programmes: (a)) begin at the earliest possible stage, and are based on individual need and the strong interdisciplinary assessment of the parties;
(b) promoting the participation and integration) in the community and all aspects of public life, would be voluntary and available to persons with disabilities as close as possible to their communities, including in rural areas.

2. Member States shall promote the adaptation and rehabilitation field workers and staff of professional employees ' initial training and continuing education development.
3. Member States shall encourage persons with disabilities to the support provided for the availability of devices and technologies, and use of knowledge, which contribute to the adaptation and rehabilitation.
27. article. Work and employment 1. Member States shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities to work equally with others; They include the ability to earn a livelihood by work, that people with disabilities freely choose or accept the labour market and work environment that are open, promote integration, and is available for persons with disabilities. Member States shall ensure and promote the implementation of the right to work, including persons for persons with disabilities become work, and take the appropriate measures, including the adoption of laws and regulations to, inter alia: (a)) prohibit discrimination on grounds of disability with regard to all matters relating to employment, including recruitment, hiring and employment conditions, job retention, career progression, and safe and healthy working conditions;
(b)) to protect the rights of persons with disabilities to just and favourable conditions of work equally with others, including equal opportunities and equal remuneration for work of equal value, safe and healthy working conditions, including protection from harassment, and the redress of complaints;
c) ensure that persons with disabilities are able to exercise their labour and trade union rights equal to other;
d) ensure that persons with disabilities have effective access to General technical and vocational guidance programmes, placement services and vocational and continuing training;
e) promote employment of persons with disabilities the opportunity for promotion and career progression in the labour market, as well as assistance in finding, obtaining, maintaining and resume;
(f) promote opportunities for individual) work and economic activity, the development of cooperatives and their start-ups;
(g) employ persons with disabilities) in the public sector;
h) promote the employment of persons with disabilities in the private sector through appropriate policies and measures, among which may be affirmative action programmes, incentives and other measures;
I) ensure that persons with disabilities in the workplace are made reasonable adjustments;
j) encouraging persons with disabilities to acquire work experience in the open labour market;
k) promote technical and professional rehabilitation, job retention and recycling programs for persons with disabilities.
2. Member States shall ensure that persons with disabilities are not held in slavery or servitude and equal with others are protected from forced or compulsory labour.
28. article. A decent standard of living and social protection 1. Member States shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities to adequate standard of living for himself and his family, including adequate food, clothing and housing and to the continuous improvement of living conditions, and shall take appropriate measures to ensure and promote the exercise of that right without discrimination on the grounds of disability.
2. Member States shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities to social protection and to the exercise of these rights without discrimination on the grounds of disability, and shall take appropriate measures to ensure and facilitate the implementation of this right, including measures: (a)) provide persons with disabilities equal access to clean water and to ensure access to appropriate and affordable services, devices and other assistance related to the needs of persons with disabilities;
(b)) to ensure the person with disabilities, in particular women and girls with disabilities and older people with disabilities, access to social protection programmes and poverty reduction programmes;
c) provide persons with disabilities and their families living in conditions of poverty, the availability of State aid to cover disability related costs, including training, counselling, financial assistance and the availability of temporary custody;
(d)) to provide people with disabilities access to public housing programmes;
e) provide persons with disabilities to retirement benefits and programmes.
29. article. Participation in political and public life the Member States guarantees persons with disabilities political rights and the opportunity to use them equally with others, and shall undertake: (a)) to ensure that persons with disabilities, either directly or through freely chosen representatives, can effectively and fully participate in political and public life equally with others, including the right and opportunity for persons with disabilities to vote and be elected, inter alia: (i)) providing that voting procedures, facilities and materials are appropriate, accessible and easy to understand and use;
II) protecting the right of persons with disabilities to vote by secret ballot elections and popular referenda without intimidation and stand for election, to take his real position and meet all official functions at all levels of Government can, if necessary, to support and facilitate the use of new technologies;
III) guarantees of persons with disabilities as the free will of voters and to this end, where necessary, at the request of the person with a disability by allowing voting process to get help from another person, by a person with a disability chosen;
(b) actively promote the) creation of an environment in which persons with disabilities can effectively and fully participate in the public sector without discrimination and equally with others, and encourage their participation in public administration, including: (i) participation in and with the society) the public and political life as well as the related associations, political parties and their leadership;
II) organizations of persons with disabilities and intervention in persons with disabilities to represent at international, national, regional and local level.
30. article. Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport 1. Member States shall recognize the right of persons with disabilities to participate in cultural life equally with others and to take appropriate measures to ensure that persons with disabilities: (a) cultural material) are available in accessible formats;
(b)) are available in television programs, films, theatre and other cultural activities in accessible formats;
(c)) is available for cultural events or service locations as theater, museums, cinemas, libraries and tourism services, and more are available in the national cultural monuments and objects.
2. Member States shall take appropriate measures so that persons with disabilities are able to develop and utilize their creative, artistic and intellectual potential, not only for their own benefit, but also for the enrichment of society.
3. Member States shall, in accordance with international law, take all appropriate measures to ensure that laws protecting intellectual property rights do not constitute an unreasonable or discriminatory barrier to access to cultural material for persons with disabilities.
4. Persons with disabilities equally with others are entitled to their own cultural and linguistic identity, including sign languages and deaf culture, recognition, and support.
5. The persons with disabilities equally with others to participate in recreational, leisure and sporting activities, Member States shall take appropriate measures: (a)) to encourage and promote persons with disabilities after participation in the General profile of sports activities at all levels;
(b)) to ensure that persons with disabilities have the opportunity to organize and develop people with disabilities for sports and recreational activities and to participate in, and contribute to this purpose are equal with others to provide proper training, preparation and features;
(c)) to ensure that persons with disabilities have access to sporting, recreational and tourism facilities;
(d)) to ensure that children with disabilities equally with other children is available for participation in the games, recreational, leisure and sporting activities, including activities in the school system;
e) to ensure that persons with disabilities are available, the persons involved in leisure, tourism, leisure and sports activities.
31. article. Statistics and data collection 1. Member States shall undertake to collect appropriate information, including statistical and research data, to enable them to develop and implement a strategy for the implementation of this Convention. This information gathering and storage process is: (a)) Note legally guarantees, including legislation on data protection, to ensure confidentiality and the person with disabilities in private life;
(b)) must comply with the internationally recognized norms relating to human rights, fundamental freedoms and ethical principles of statistics collection, protection and use.
2. in accordance with this article the information collected according to dezagreg and used to help assess the obligations arising from the Convention and identify the barriers faced by persons with disabilities in the implementation of their rights.

3. Member States shall assume responsibility for the dissemination of these statistics and ensure their accessibility to persons with disabilities and others.
32. article. 1. International cooperation international cooperation is recognised by the Member States and the importance of promoting, supporting national efforts to implement the goals and objectives of this Convention, and in this respect take appropriate and effective measures between Member States and, if necessary, in partnership with relevant international and regional organizations and civil society, in particular organizations of persons with disabilities. Among them may be measures aimed at: (a)), to ensure that international cooperation, including international development programmes, promote the integration of persons with disabilities and are available to them;
(b)) to promote and facilitate the consolidation of existing opportunities, including through mutual information, experiences, training programmes and the exchange of good practice;
(c)) to promote cooperation in the field of research and scientific and technical knowledge available;
(d)) where appropriate, the technical and economic assistance, including by facilitating the availability of accessible technology and making it reciprocal exchange, as well as the transfer of technology;
2. The provisions of this article are without prejudice to the obligations of each of the Member States fulfil the obligations laid down in this Convention.
33. article.  Implementation and monitoring at the national level, Member States shall state regulatory system creates one or more contact points dealing with issues related to the implementation of this Convention and shall examine the possibility of creating a system for administering or coordinating mechanism to facilitate activities relating to the implementation of the Convention in various sectors and at various levels.
2. Member States shall, according to their legal and administrative system, maintain, strengthen, or create a structure within the country, including one or, if necessary, a number of independent mechanisms to promote, protect and monitor implementation of the Convention. Determining or creating such a mechanism, Member States shall have regard to the principles relating to national human rights institutions for the protection and promotion of the status and operation.
3. the monitoring process involved and participate fully in civil society, in particular persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.
34. article. Rights of persons with disabilities, the Committee Is founded in 1 Person with Disability Rights Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Committee) which shall carry out the functions set out below.
2. The entry into force of this Convention, the Committee is composed of 12 experts. Then, when the Convention will be ratified or acceded another fifteen Member States, the number of members increases by six members, reaching a maximum number of eighteen.
3. members of the Committee acting in their private capacity, and they are of high moral character and recognized competence and experience in the scope of this Convention. To their candidates, the Member States are invited to take account of article 4 of the Convention, paragraph 3 of the rules.
4. The members of the Committee elected by the Member States, taking into account the appropriate geographical distribution, different forms of civilization and of the principal legal systems, balanced gender representation the representation and participation of experts with disabilities.
5. The members of the Committee are elected by secret ballot from a list of persons nominated by the Member States from their own citizens, the Conference meetings. In these meetings the quorum of two-thirds of the Member States, the Commission elected are those candidates who received the greatest number of votes and who participated in the present and voting representatives of the absolute majority.
6. the first elections are held no later than six months after the entry into force of this Convention. At least four months before the current election day the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall send the Member States a letter asking them two months to submit their candidacy. Thereafter the Secretary-General shall prepare a list in alphabetical order of all entries the following persons nominated, indicating the States that they put forward, and shall submit this list to the Convention.
7. The members of the Committee shall be elected for four years. They may be elected once again. However, the first of six elected members term expires after two years; immediately after the first election the article referred to in paragraph 5 of the President of the meeting of the six members of the words chosen by drawing lots.
8. Six additional members of the Election Committee in the normal order of the elections takes place in accordance with the relevant provisions of this article.
9. If a member of the Committee dies or resigns or declares that he or she is for any other reason unable to continue his duties, the Member State which has set this member to the remaining term of Office shall appoint another expert who is qualified and who meet the requirements provided for in the relevant provisions of this article.
10. the Committee shall adopt its rules of procedure.
11. The Secretary-General of the United Nations provides the necessary personnel and facilities to the Committee effectively to carry out its functions under this Convention and shall convene its first meeting.
12. With the approval of the General Assembly, in accordance with this Convention created the Committee members shall receive remuneration from funds of the United Nations, in accordance with the General Assembly accepted the terms and conditions, taking into account the importance of the Committee's mandate.
13. Members of the Committee are entitled to a United Nations Mission the expert preferences, privileges and immunities provided for in the Convention of United Nations privileges and immunities in the respective sections.
35. article. 1. The Member States ' reports for each Member State with the Secretary-General of the United Nations mediation shall submit to the Committee a comprehensive report on the measures it has taken in implementation of its obligations under this Convention and on the progress achieved in this regard by it, two years after the entry into force of this Convention, the Member State concerned.
2. Member States shall submit subsequent reports at least every four years, as well as at the request of the Committee.
3. the Committee shall establish the main principles regarding message content.
4. the Member State which has submitted to the Committee for comprehensive initial report, subsequent reports need not repeat information previously provided. When preparing reports to the Committee, Member States are called upon to do so, following an open and transparent manner, and with due regard to article 4 of this Convention, paragraph 3.
5. Reports may indicate factors and difficulties affecting the obligations under this Convention.
36. article. 1. consideration of the reports each report the Committee examined the report proposes recommendations and general proposals it deems appropriate, and shall submit it to the Member State concerned. A Member State may respond by sending to the Committee any information of your choice. The Committee, Member States may require further information regarding implementation of this Convention.
2. If a Member State significantly hamper the submission of the report, the Committee may notify the Member State concerned of the need to check on the implementation of this Convention in that State, on the basis of reliable information available to the Committee, if the relevant report is not submitted within three months following the notification. The Committee calls on the Member States concerned to participate in such examination. If a Member answers, submit the relevant report, then apply paragraph 1 of this article.
3. The Secretary-General of the United Nations shall make these reports available to all Member States.
4. Member States shall ensure that their report widespread availability to the public in their countries and to facilitate access to the suggestions and general proposals in connection with these reports.
5. If the Committee considers it necessary, it shall forward the reports of the Member States of the United Nations specialized institutions, funds and programmes, as well as other competent authorities, to draw attention to those expressions technical advice or assistance or indications, as well as the Committee's observations and recommendations, if any, on these requests or indications.
37. article. Cooperation between the Member States and the Commission each Member State shall cooperate with the Committee and assist its members to fulfil their mandate.
2. Relations with the Member States, the Committee paid due attention to the ways and means to reinforce the national resources for the implementation of the Convention, including through international cooperation.
38. article. The Committee's relations with the other institutions to contribute to the effective implementation of this Convention and to encourage international cooperation in the scope of this Convention:

(a)), the United Nations specialized agencies and other bodies have the right to be represented in the implementation of the provisions of this Convention in proceedings where their competence. If the Committee considers it necessary, it may invite the specialized agencies and other competent bodies to provide expert advice on the implementation of the Convention in those areas that are within their respective competence. The Committee may invite the United Nations specialized agencies and other bodies to submit reports on the implementation of the Convention in those sectors where their areas of activity;
(b)), the Committee in fulfilling its mandate, shall consult, as appropriate, with other relevant bodies established by international human rights treaties, with a view to ensuring their respective reporting principles, the proposal and the recommendation of the General coherence and avoid duplication and parallelism in the execution of its functions.
39. article. The Committee's report to the Committee every two years a report to the General Assembly and the economic and Social Council on its activities and may make suggestions and general recommendations based on the report of the Member States and information. Such proposals and general recommendations included in the report of the Committee together with comments of the Member States, if any.
40. article. 1. Conference the Member States meet regularly in a Conference of the Member States to consider any question concerning the implementation of this Convention.
2. no later than six months after the entry into force of this Convention, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene a Conference of the Member States. The next meeting of the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene every two years or after the decision of the Conference.
41. article. The depositary shall act as the depositary of this Convention is the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
42. article. The signing of this Convention shall be open for signature by all States and regional integration organizations of the United Nations Headquarters in New York from March 30, 2007.
43. article. The obligations of this Convention the agreement ratified by the countries that signed it, and officially confirmed it signed a regional integration organisations. It can connect to any State or regional integration organization which has not signed the Convention.
44. article. Regional integration organizations 1. "regional integration organization" shall mean an organization that set up certain sovereign States of the region and to which its Member States have transferred competence in matters governed by this Convention. Such organizations in their official approval or accession documents the extent of its competence on matters governed by this Convention. Then they inform the depositary of any substantial modification in the extent of its competence.
2. references to "Member States" in this Convention shall apply to such organizations within their competence.
3. This Convention article 45 paragraph 1 and article 47 and paragraph 3 needs documents deposited regional integration organisation shall not be taken into account.
4. regional integration organizations, within their competence, exercise the rights to vote of the Member States of the Conference with a number of votes equal to the number of Member States, they are parties to this Convention. Such an organization shall not exercise its right to vote if any of its Member States exercise theirs, and vice versa.
45. article. 1. Entry into force this Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of the twentieth instrument of ratification or accession.
2. For each State or regional integration organization, that this Convention shall be subject to ratification, formal confirmation or accession after the date of deposit of the twentieth is such document, the Convention shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of its instrument of ratification, approval or accession to the official document.
46. article. Reservations 1. Reservations that are incompatible with the objectives and tasks of the present Convention, is not allowed.
2. Reservations may be withdrawn at any time.
47. article. Amendment 1. Any member may propose amendments to this Convention and to submit it to the Secretary-General of the United Nations. On the proposed amendments by the Secretary-General shall inform the other Member States and requested them to declare whether they support the convening of the Conference in order to consider the above proposals and decide on them. If within four months from the date of such communication at least one third of the Member States of support following the convening of the Conference, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall convene the Conference under the auspices of. Amendments shall be adopted by the Member States present and voting in the two-thirds majority, the Secretary-General submitted to the General Assembly for approval, and then all the Member States for adoption.
2. an amendment adopted and approved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of the instrument of acceptance, the number reaches two thirds of the number of Member States on the date of adoption of the amendment. Then any Member State the amendment shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after it is deposited its instrument of acceptance of the amendments are binding only for those Member States that have adopted them.
3. If the Member State so decides, the Conference unanimously the amendment adopted and approved in accordance with paragraph 1 of this article and that only applies to 34, 38, 39, and article 40, all Member States shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of the instrument of acceptance, the number reaches two thirds of the number of Member States on the date of adoption of the amendment.
48. article. The denunciation, a Member State may denounce this Convention by written notification 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 the communication.
49. article. Accessible format the text of this Convention available in accessible formats.
50. article. Authentic texts of this Convention in the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages being equally authentic.
In witness whereof the undersigned, duly authorized by their Governments, have signed this Convention.