Slovakia Ratifies Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

May 26, 2010

Slovakia became the 87th country to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the 54th country to ratify the accompanying Optional Protocol on May 26, 2010.

The CRPD is the first international, legally-binding instrument meant to protect the human rights of people with disabilities.  It covers a range of human rights such as the right to access education and employment opportunities, transportation, public services, and information and communication; the right to freedom from abuse and torture; the right to equal access to justice; and more. 

Learn more about the CRPD and Optional Protocol at the United Nations Enable website.  Learn more about efforts to ratify the CRPD in the United States by exploring the website for the United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD).