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A/AC.265/2004/WG/1
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Report of the Working Group to the Ad Hoc Committee

Annex I: Draft articles for a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities

Annex II: Summary of the discussions held regarding the issue of international cooperation to be considered by the Ad Hoc Committee

Annex I
Draft Comprehensive and Integral International Convention
on the Protection and Promotion of the
Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities 1

Final text compiled as adopted (CRP.4, plus CRP.4/Add.1, Add.2, Add.4 and Add.5)

PREAMBLE
Draft Article 1: PURPOSE
Draft Article 2: GENERAL PRINCIPLES
Draft Article 3: DEFINITIONS
Draft Article 4: GENERAL OBLIGATIONS
Draft Article 5: PROMOTION OF POSITIVE ATTITUDES TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Draft Article 6: STATISTICS AND DATA COLLECTION
Draft Article 7: EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
Draft Article 8: RIGHT TO LIFE
Draft Article 9: EQUAL RECOGNITION AS A PERSON BEFORE THE LAW
Draft Article 10: LIBERTY AND SECURITY OF THE PERSON
Draft Article 11: FREEDOM FROM TORTURE OR CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT OR PUNISHMENT
Draft Article 12: FREEDOM FROM VIOLENCE AND ABUSE
Draft Article 13: FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AND OPINION, AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Draft Article 14: RESPECT FOR PRIVACY, THE HOME AND THE FAMILY
Draft Article 15: LIVING INDEPENDENTLY AND BEING INCLUDED IN THE COMMUNITY
Draft Article 16: CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Draft Article 17: EDUCATION
Draft Article 18: PARTICIPATION IN POLITICAL AND PUBLIC LIFE
Draft Article 19: ACCESSIBILITY
Draft Article 20: PERSONAL MOBILITY
Draft Article 21: RIGHT TO HEALTH AND REHABILITATION
Draft Article 22: RIGHT TO WORK
Draft Article 23: SOCIAL SECURITY AND AN ADEQUATE STANDARD OF LIVING
Draft Article 24: PARTICIPATION IN CULTURAL LIFE, RECREATION, LEISURE AND SPORT
Draft Article 25: MONITORING


Footnotes:

1: Several members of the Working Group made proposals on alternative structures for the draft Convention, and also on its title. The Ad Hoc Committee may wish to consider the structure and title of the draft further.

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