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UN Programme on Disability   Working for full participation and equality

Draft Article 2
GENERAL PRINCIPLES

The fundamental principles of this Convention shall be:

  • dignity, individual autonomy including the freedom to make one's own choices, and independence of persons;
  • non-discrimination;
  • full inclusion of persons with disabilities as equal citizens and participants in all aspects of life;
  • respect for difference and acceptance of disability as part of human diversity and humanity;
  • equality of opportunity.


Relevant references:

Summary of discussions at the Working Group

Comments on the draft text

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