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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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Australia: the rights of two deaf citizens violated
Australia: the rights of two deaf citizens violated
The Australian Government violated the rights of two deaf people, who when they were called up for jury service, were refused the support they needed, UN experts found.
11 May 2016
People with disabilities have right to inclusive and quality education
People with disabilities have right to inclusive and quality education
An event organised by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities discusses how to make inclusive education a reality.
22 April 2015
Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova
Supporting children with disabilities into mainstream schools in Moldova
The UN Human Rights Office in Moldova assists parents who have children with disabilities to successfully campaign for places in mainstream schools and kindergartens.
13 October 2014
Campaigning for the rights of the disabled in the Arab region
Campaigning for the rights of the disabled in the Arab region
Advocates for the human rights of disabled people from the Arab region came together recently and agreed that in general, their equal access to the full range of human rights is not fully acknowledged and funding for the needs of the disabled is inadequate.
22 August 2014
The right to take risks and make mistakes: equal recognition before the law for people with disabilities
The right to take risks and make mistakes: equal recognition before the law for people with disabilities
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities finds that all too often people with disabilities do not enjoy legal equality, which affects their capacity to make fundamental decisions affecting their health, education, work, relationships and political participation.
15 May 2014
A right to education for all, including persons with disabilities
A right to education for all, including persons with disabilities
A new UN Human Rights study outlines how to address discrimination against persons with disabilities in the educational system
14 February 2014
Post-2015 development agenda must be inclusive of the rights of persons with disabilities
Post-2015 development agenda must be inclusive of the rights of persons with disabilities
A high level side event at the United Nations in New York provided an interactive forum for promoting a post-2015 development agenda that is accessible and inclusive of persons with disabilities.
25 September 2013
Sierra Leone: Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities
Sierra Leone: Equal opportunities for persons with disabilities
The voice of persons with disabilities and their rights have been amplified in a new law on disabilities ensuring inclusion on all fronts, in the country’s development and in political plans.
22 May 2013
UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all
UN disability rights body confirms that equal access to banking services should be granted to all
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issues an unprecedented decision on a case involving two visually impaired complainants against Hungary.
16 May 2013
Breaking barriers to equal access to work for persons with disabilities
Breaking barriers to equal access to work for persons with disabilities
“The right to work is a fundamental human right that is inseparable from human dignity”, said UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay at the annual interactive panel on human rights and persons of disabilities.
16 April 2013
Saying no to landmines and promoting the rights of landmines survivors
Saying no to landmines and promoting the rights of landmines survivors
In addition to overcoming physical trauma, landmine survivors struggle to achieve social acceptance, gain meaningful employment, receive physical rehabilitation and psychological and social support and ensure that their rights are respected.
20 June 2012
A right to choose for persons with disabilities
A right to choose for persons with disabilities
States that have endorsed the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities should ease the participation of all persons with disabilities in the political and public life of their countries.
6 March 2012
“Forgotten Europeans”
“Forgotten Europeans”
The UN Human Rights office and UNICEF are advocating for integration of children with disabilities in communities.
6 January 2012
Romanian human rights defender advocates for children’s lives
Romanian human rights defender advocates for children’s lives
Adriana Tontsch, a human rights defender from Romania, advocates for children’s lives and says access to health care is a human rights issue.
17 December 2010
Defending the defenders:  Human Rights Day 2010
Defending the defenders: Human Rights Day 2010
In a special message sent to the Geneva 2010 Human Rights Day event Myanmar’s recently released Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi appeals for solidarity in the struggle for human rights.
10 December 2010
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