UN approves Azerbaijan’s draft law ‘On rights of persons with disabilities’

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 14
By Ilhama Isabalayeva - Trend:

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) has approved Azerbaijan's draft law 'On the rights of persons with disabilities' worked out by the country's Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population.

The draft law was earlier submitted to the UN CPRD by the ministry.

During the 11th session of the UN CPRD held in Geneva in April 2014, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation, Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Population, Salim Muslimov made the first report on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the ministry said on July 14.

The experts of the UN committee thoroughly examined the draft law submitted by the ministry and concluded that the project complies with the spirit and the main principles and provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, according to the ministry.

Moreover, the experts of the UN committee proposed to bring some terminological expressions, concepts and terms into compliance with international conventions, after which certain articles of the draft law were improved.

The draft law 'On the rights of persons with disabilities' and the draft of the National Action Plan to Protect Persons with Disabilities for 2014-2018, are available on the following websites: www.eesmn.gov.az www.mlspp.gov.az.

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