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Report

Report on the rights of persons with disabilities to participate in decision-making

Issued by

Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities

Published

12 January 2016

presented to

HRC at its 31st session, 4 March 2016

Report

Issued by Special Procedures

Subject

Persons with disabilities

Symbol Number

A/HRC/31/62

Summary

Participation is a core human rights principle and a basic condition of democratic societies. It cannot be confined to basic voting rights, but must also include all aspects and levels of decision-making. This report makes the case in support of participation mechanisms that fully reflect the diversity of the community as the cornerstone for better policies and services, and more effective governance.

Background
Inputs Received
Inputs Received

Download the questionnaire (English, French and Spanish)

All inputs received in accessible formats are available below. Non-accessible formats are available upon request at [email protected].

States
National Human Rights Institutions
Civil Society, including Organizations of Persons with Disabilities
United Nations
Academics and Individuals

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