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Published: 23/03/2018
From: Department of Health

Ratification of UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Minister of State for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath welcomed the decision of Dáil Éireann to approve the terms of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD)

This marks a key moment, not only for people living with a disability, but also for their families, friends and support networks and for Irish society generally. Today we have seen all parties come together to demonstrate a shared commitment to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities by approving the terms of the Convention

... said the Minister.

The purpose of the Convention 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.