Canada Accedes to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Government of Canada is working to create a truly accessible Canada. Today, as part of these efforts, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, along with the ministers of Justice, Foreign Affairs and Canadian Heritage, announced that, with the support of all provinces and territories, Canada has acceded to the Optional Protocol to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Accession to the Optional Protocol means that Canadians will have additional recourse to make a complaint to the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, if they believe their rights under the Convention have been violated.

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http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/canada-accedes-to-the-optional-protocol-to-the-united-nations-convention-on-the-rights-of-persons-with-disabilities/