Government of Canada tables the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Government of Canada has tabled theĀ Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

From the news release:

“The Optional Protocol would allow individuals in Canada to make a complaint to the United Nations if they believe their rights under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the Convention) have been violated.

The Convention protects and promotes the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities without discrimination and on an equal basis with others. In 2010, Canada became a Party to the Convention and committed to promoting, protecting and ensuring the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights by persons with disabilities.”

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