European Communities (Definition of Treaties) (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) Order 2009
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21 MAY 2009
England; European Union; Scotland; Northern Ireland; Wales
To be appointed
European Communities Act 1972, s 1(3)
SI 2009/1181: UN Convention declared as a Community Treaty will provide greater clarity on the rights of disabled UK citizens
Declares the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 December 2006, and signed by the United Kingdom and the European Community on 30 March 2007, to be one of the Community Treaties as defined by the European Communities Act 1972, s 1(2).
The Convention sets out the obligation on States to promote, protect, and ensure the human rights of disabled people, so that they are treated on an equal basis with other people. It does not aim to establish new human rights for disabled people, but to set out with greater clarity the human rights that disabled people already have.