Consultation report: Em12-32/2017E-PDF

Canada’s possible accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

“Canada is a party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (Convention). The Convention entered into force for Canada on April 10, 2010. Its purpose is to ensure that all people with disabilities enjoy the same human rights, freedoms and respect as other people. It requires countries to promote equality and prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities. As a party to the Convention, Canada can accede to (or join) the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Optional Protocol contains two procedures to strengthen the implementation of the Convention: an individual communications procedure and an inquiry procedure"--Overview, p. 1.

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Title Consultation report
Subtitle Canada’s possible accession to the United Nations Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Publication Type Monograph
Language [English]
Other Language Editions [French]
Format Electronic
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Note Issued also in French under title: Rapport de consultation : possible ratification par le Canada du Protocole facultatif se rapportant à la Convention des Nations Unies relative aux droits des personnes handicapées. Cover title.
Date c2017.
Number of Pages 3 p.
ISBN 978-0-660-09040-5
Catalogue Number
  • Em12-32/2017E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number SSD-194-07-17E
Subject Terms Persons with disabilities, Human rights, Multilateral agreements