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The fundamental principles of this Convention shall be:

a. dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons;

b. non-discrimination;

c. full inclusion of persons with disabilities as equal citizens and participants in all aspects of life;

d. respect for difference and acceptance of disability as part of human diversity and humanity;

e. equality of opportunity.



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