Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international agreement adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006 and ratified by 172 countries, about 89% of the United Nations’ member states. This entry broadly describes the CRPD before detailing the provisions of Article 12, which is designed to protect and uphold the personal, societal, and legal rights of individuals with disabilities. The CRPD granted overall protections and rights to individuals with disabilities. As the main goal was to further societal inclusion, the United Nations designed the various articles to create accessibility to all human and legal rights.

Article 12 was written to ensure that individuals with disabilities could exercise legal capacity under the protection and support of their respective countries. Under ...

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