Report on policy framework for rights-based action plans

27 April 2020
Special Rapporteur on leprosy
To the Human Rights Council at its 44th session (15 June–3 July 2020)
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Factsheet (English)


In the present report, the Special Rapporteur sets out a policy framework for rights-based action plans aimed at the enforcement of de facto equality for persons affected by leprosy and their family members. She provides specific recommendations in four main areas: adequate standard of living and economic autonomy; non-discrimination, independent living and inclusion in the community; elimination of stereotypes and the right to truth and memory; and empowerment, with a focus on vulnerable groups.