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UN Conventions

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted on 13 Dec. 2006 and came into force on 3 May 2008. With 82 signatories to the Convention and 44 signatories to the Optional Protocol, it holds the record for the highest number of signatories to a UN convention on its opening day. As of Feb. 2014 it had 158 signatories.

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014

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  • Barry Turner

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