The Canadian Human Rights Commission website has a new section on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
"The United Nations (UN) Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities acknowledges that equality, dignity, autonomy, independence, accessibility and inclusion are the keys to ensuring that people with disabilities are able to fully realize equal citizenship in the world (...)"
"Canada ratified the Convention in 2009. Work is now underway on its implementation. The Commission, as part of the international network of National Human Rights Institutions, is committed to promoting implementation of the Convention in Canada and abroad. Article 33 of the Convention, which deals with national monitoring of implementation, is of particular interest to the Commission. That article requires states to designate an independent monitoring mechanism taking into consideration the UN standards for the establishment of national human rights institutions."
"As part of its effort to promote greater understanding and knowledge about the Convention, the Commission has established this web page, which will be updated regularly as new information becomes available."
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