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UN Programme on Disability   Working for full participation and equality

Compilation of International Norms and Standards
Relating to Disability

DRAFT; version July 2002 [1]


PART I. National Frameworks for the Protection of Rights of Persons with Disabilities
PART II. The International Human Rights System
PART III. The Regional Human Rights System
PART IV. Towards a Rights Based Perspective on Disability
PART V. Rights of Special Groups with Disabilities


[1] This document has been prepared from data and information sources that are considered to be reliable but which have not been formally edited. The views expressed and presentation of material therein may not therefore reflect those of the United Nations. The "Compilation" is being circulated in draft at this time for purposes of substantive comment and peer review. Interested parties are invited to submit comments on the completeness and accuracy of material presented in the draft and suggestions for further topics, references and data resources to the Division for Social Policy and Development of the United Nations Secretariat for the attention of Ms. Akiko Ito, project officer for the activity: fax (+1 212) 963-3062; email The document is available on line at

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