Verdrag inzake de rechten van personen met een handicap

Geldig vanaf 14 juli 2016
Geldig vanaf 14 juli 2016

Verdrag inzake de rechten van personen met een handicap


[Tekst geldig vanaf 14-07-2016]

Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities



The States Parties to the present Convention,

  1. Recalling the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations which recognize the inherent dignity and worth and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family as the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

  2. Recognizing that the United Nations, in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and in the International Covenants on Human Rights, has proclaimed and agreed that everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth therein, without distinction of any kind,

  3. Reaffirming the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to be guaranteed their full enjoyment without discrimination,

  4. Recalling the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families,

  5. Recognizing that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,

  6. Recognizing the importance of the principles and policy guidelines contained in the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons and in the Standard Rules on the Equalization of opportunities for Persons with Disabilities in influencing the promotion, formulation and evaluation of the policies, plans, programmes and actions at the national, regional and international levels to further equalize opportunities for persons with disabilities,

  7. Emphasizing the importance of mainstreaming disability issues as an integral part of relevant strategies of sustainable development,

  8. Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person,

  9. Recognizing further the diversity of persons with disabilities,

  10. Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities, including those who require more intensive support,

  11. Concerned that, despite these various instruments and undertakings, persons with disabilities continue to face barriers in their participation as equal members of society and violations of their human rights in all parts of the world,

  12. Recognizing the importance of international cooperation for improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in every country, particularly in developing countries,

  13. Recognizing the valued existing and potential contributions made by persons with disabilities to the overall well-being and diversity of their communities, and that the promotion of the full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of their human rights and fundamental freedoms and of full participation by persons with disabilities will result in their enhanced sense of belonging and in significant advances in the human, social and economic development of society and the eradication of poverty,

  14. Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,

  15. Considering that persons with disabilities should have the opportunity to be actively involved in decision-making processes about policies and programmes, including those directly concerning them,

  16. Concerned about the difficult conditions faced by persons with disabilities who are subject to multiple or aggravated forms of discrimination on the basis of race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national, ethnic, indigenous or social origin, property, birth, age or other status,

  17. Recognizing that women and girls with disabilities are often at greater risk, both within and outside the home, of violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation,

  18. Recognizing that children with disabilities should have full enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms on an equal basis with other children, and recalling obligations to that end undertaken by States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of the Child,

  19. Emphasizing the need to incorporate a gender perspective in all efforts to promote the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities,

  20. Highlighting the fact that the majority of persons with disabilities live in conditions of poverty, and in this regard recognizing the critical need to address the negative impact of poverty on persons with disabilities,

  21. Bearing in mind that conditions of peace and security based on full respect for the purposes and principles contained in the Charter of the United Nations and observance of applicable human rights instruments are indispensable for the full protection of persons with disabilities, in particular during armed conflicts and foreign occupation,

  22. Recognizing the importance of accessibility to the physical, social, economic and cultural environment, to health and education and to information and communication, in enabling persons with disabilities to fully enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms,

  23. Realizing that the individual, having duties to other individuals and to the community to which he or she belongs, is under a responsibility to strive for the promotion and observance of the rights recognized in the International Bill of Human Rights,

  24. Convinced that the family is the natural and fundamental group unit of society and is entitled to protection by society and the State, and that persons with disabilities and their family members should receive the necessary protection and assistance to enable families to contribute towards the full and equal enjoyment of the rights of persons with disabilities,

  25. Convinced that a comprehensive and integral international convention to promote and protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities will make a significant contribution to redressing the profound social disadvantage of persons with disabilities and promote their participation in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural spheres with equal opportunities, in both developing and developed countries,

Have agreed as follows:

Article 1. Purpose

The purpose of the present 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.

Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.

Article 2. Definitions

Article 3. General principles

Article 4. General obligations

Article 5. Equality and non-discrimination

Article 6. Women with disabilities

Article 7. Children with disabilities

Article 8. Awareness-raising

Article 9. Accessibility

Article 10. Right to life

Article 11. Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies

Article 12. Equal recognition before the law

Article 13. Access to justice

Article 14. Liberty and security of person

Article 15. Freedom from torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment

Article 16. Freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse

Article 17. Protecting the integrity of the person

Article 18. Liberty of movement and nationality

Article 19. Living independently and being included in the community

Article 20. Personal mobility

Article 21. Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information

Article 22. Respect for privacy

Article 23. Respect for home and the family

Article 24. Education

Article 25. Health

Article 26. Habilitation and rehabilitation

Article 27. Work and employment

Article 28. Adequate standard of living and social protection

Article 29. Participation in political and public life

Article 30. Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport

Article 31. Statistics and data collection

Article 32. International cooperation

Article 33. National implementation and monitoring

Article 34. Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Article 35. Reports by States Parties

Article 36. Consideration of reports

Article 37. Cooperation between States Parties and the Committee

Article 38. Relationship of the Committee with other bodies

Article 39. Report of the Committee

Article 40. Conference of States Parties

Article 41. Depositary

Article 42. Signature

Article 43. Consent to be bound

Article 44. Regional integration organizations

Article 45. Entry into force

Article 46. Reservations

Article 47. Amendments

Article 48. Denunciation

Article 49. Accessible format

Article 50. Authentic texts

Verdrag inzake de rechten van personen met een handicap


Artikel 1. Doelstelling

Artikel 2. Begripsomschrijvingen

Artikel 3. Algemene beginselen

Artikel 4. Algemene verplichtingen

Artikel 5. Gelijkheid en non-discriminatie

Artikel 6. Vrouwen met een handicap

Artikel 7. Kinderen met een handicap

Artikel 8. Bevordering van bewustwording

Artikel 9. Toegankelijkheid

Artikel 10. Recht op leven

Artikel 11. Risicovolle situaties en humanitaire noodsituaties

Artikel 12. Gelijkheid voor de wet

Artikel 13. Toegang tot de rechter

Artikel 14. Vrijheid en veiligheid van de persoon

Artikel 15. Vrijwaring van foltering en andere wrede, onmenselijke of vernederende behandeling of bestraffing

Artikel 16. Vrijwaring van uitbuiting, geweld en misbruik

Artikel 17. Bescherming van de persoonlijke integriteit

Artikel 18. Vrijheid van verplaatsing en nationaliteit

Artikel 19. Zelfstandig wonen en deel uitmaken van de maatschappij

Artikel 20. Persoonlijke mobiliteit

Artikel 21. Vrijheid van mening en meningsuiting en toegang tot informatie

Artikel 22. Eerbiediging van de privacy

Artikel 23. Eerbiediging van de woning en het gezinsleven

Artikel 24. Onderwijs

Artikel 25. Gezondheid

Artikel 26. Habilitatie en revalidatie

Artikel 27. Werk en werkgelegenheid

Artikel 28. Behoorlijke levensstandaard en sociale bescherming

Artikel 29. Participatie in het politieke en openbare leven

Artikel 30. Deelname aan het culturele leven, recreatie, vrijetijdsbesteding en sport

Artikel 31. Statistieken en het verzamelen van gegevens

Artikel 32. Internationale samenwerking

Artikel 33. Nationale implementatie en toezicht

Artikel 34. Comité voor de rechten van personen met een handicap

Artikel 35. Rapportage door de Staten die Partij zijn

Artikel 36. Behandeling van rapporten

Artikel 37. Samenwerking tussen Staten die Partij zijn en het Comité

Artikel 38. Betrekkingen van het Comité met andere organen

Artikel 39. Rapportage door het Comité

Artikel 40. Conferentie van de Staten die Partij zijn

Artikel 41. Depositaris

Artikel 42. Ondertekening

Artikel 43. Instemming te worden gebonden

Artikel 44. Organisaties voor regionale integratie

Artikel 45. Inwerkingtreding

Artikel 46. Voorbehouden

Artikel 47. Wijzigingen

Artikel 48. Opzegging

Artikel 49. Toegankelijk format

Artikel 50. Authentieke teksten