Skip navigation links Sitemap | About us | FAQs

UN Programme on Disability   Working for full participation and equality


Article 19 - Living independently and being included in the community

Background Documents | Article 19 Background

Seventh Session | Sixth Session | Fifth Session | Fourth Session | Third Session
Working Group
| References




International human rights conventions and other legal instruments

ICESCR: International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICCPR: International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
CERD: Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
CEDAW: Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
CAT: Convention Against Torture
CRC: Convention on the Rights of the Child
ILO Convention 159: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons)
ILO Recommendation 168: Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Disabled Persons)


Article 19
Related to para. 1 (a)

ICCPR, Article 12(1): Everyone lawfully within the territory of a State shall, within that territory, have (…) the freedom to choose his residence.

CERD, Article 5(d)(i): In compliance with the fundamental obligations laid down in article 2 of this Convention, States Parties undertake to (…) guarantee the right of everyone, without distinction as to race, colour, or national or ethnic origin, to equality before the law, notably in the enjoyment of the following rights:… (i) The right to freedom of movement and residence within the border of the State;

CEDAW, Article 15(4): States Parties shall accord to men and women the same rights with regard to the law relating to the movement of persons and the freedom to choose their residence and domicile.

CMW, Article 39: Migrant workers and members of their families shall have the right to liberty of movement in the territory of the State of employment and freedom to choose their residence there.



Home | Sitemap | About us | FAQs | Contact us

© United Nations, 2006
Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Division for Social Policy and Development