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1 Human RightsPictographic symbols used are a property of CATEDU (under Creative Common’s License and they have been created by Sergio Palao
2 UN and Human Rights The Universal Declaration of Human Rights The Convention on the Rights of the ChildThe Convention on the Rights of Persons with DisabilitiesThe Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
3 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights 30 articles were adopted in 1948.Article 1: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights…
4 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Article 2: …without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.
5 The Convention on the Rights of the Child 54 articles.Article 23: Every disabled child and young person has the right to a full life and to active participation in the community.
6 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 50 articles.Article 1: The purpose … is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity.
7 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Article 9: Accessibility States Parties shall take appropriate measures to ensure to persons with disabilities access … to the physical environment, to transportation, to … information and communications technologies and systems.
8 Position statement from the UK Disabled People’s Council “Our vision is of a world where disabled adults and children can enjoy their full human rights and civil liberties; a world where disabled people can fulfil their life ambitions without discrimination, isolation and institutionalisation.”
9 The UN Standard Rules22 rules for increased participation and equality.Not a legally binding instrument, but a strong moral and political commitment of Governments to take action to attain equalization of opportunities for persons with disabilities.Same rights and obligations as other members of the society.
10 Political workThe Madrid Declaration about Discrimination In 2002, 34 countries declared their vision. The declaration was adopted by EU.
11 From the Madrid Declaration Disability is a Human Rights Issue.Disabled People want Equal Opportunities and not Charity.50 million European disabled people expect this to come true.Strengthen legislation on accessibility.