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Approving The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities, Adopted At New York On 30 March 2007

Original Language Title: Aprova a Convenção sobre os Direitos das Pessoas com Deficiência, adoptada em Nova Iorque em 30 de Março de 2007

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Proposal for Resolution No. 124 /X

Considering that the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

has resulted from the widespread consensus of the international community on the need for

effectively ensure respect for the integrity, dignity and individual freedom of the

citizens with disabilities and to strengthen the prohibition of discrimination of these citizens through

of laws, policies and programs that specifically meet their characteristics and

promote their participation in society;

Considering that the Convention safeguards the integrity, liberty and privacy of the

people with disabilities, guarantees their social, political, economic and cultural rights and

safeguard your specific rights with regard to accessibility, autonomy,

mobility, integration, habilitation and rehabilitation, participation in society and access to

all goods and services;

Considering that alongside the accountability of the whole society, governments and society

civil, in combating the discrimination of persons with disabilities, a system of

international monitoring of the implementation of the Convention, through which the Committee of the

Rights of Persons with Disabilities, created by the Convention and composed of experts

independent, will look at the progress verified at the national level, based on reports

nationals submitted by the States Party;

Considering that the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities constitutes, thus,

a historic milestone in the warranty and promotion of the human rights of all citizens and

in particular of Persons with Disabilities.




Under the terms of the paragraph d) of Article 197 (1) of the Constitution, the Government presents to the

Assembly of the Republic the following motion for a resolution:

To approve the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted in New

York, on March 30, 2007, the text of which, in the authenticated version in the English language, thus

as the respective translation into the Portuguese language, if published in annex.

Seen and approved in Council of Ministers, December 30, 2008

The Prime Minister

The Minister of State and Foreign Affairs

The Minister of the Presidency

The Minister of Parliamentary Affairs