International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The Rights of people with disabilities are proclaimed in the International Convention, approved by the United Nations General Assembly on December 13, 2006 and ratified by our country in May 2008 by Law 26,378. With this ratification, the Argentine State has the obligation to enforce the principles promoted by the Convention.
The convention promotes a social model for disability that respects a person’s physical and mental integrity while guaranteeing full enjoyment of their rights and ties to their family, community and social environment.
The convention has fifty articles and an Optional Protocol with an additional eighteen articles. The protocol establishes the conditions for individuals to file complaints and describes the relationship between each state and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.