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The Human Rights Council adopted a resolution on the "Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities" without a vote on 27 March 2008

In the resolution the Human Rights Council "decides to hold an annual interactive debate in one of its regular sessions on the rights of persons with disabilities and that the first such debate should be held at its tenth session, focusing on key legal measures for ratification and effective implementation of the Convention, including with regard to equality and non discrimination."

The resolution requests "the Office of the High Commissioner to prepare a thematic study to enhance awareness and understanding of the Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities, focusing on legal measures key for the ratification and effective implementation of the Convention, such as those relating to equality and non-discrimiantion, in consultation with States, civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities and national human rights institutions, and requests that the study be available on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner, in an accessible format, prior to the tenth session of the Council".

Text of the Human Rights Council Resolution on the "Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities" A/HRC/L27
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