The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force on May 3, 2008. In order to clarify the potential impact of that Convention’s articles, the National Council on Disability (NCD) is pleased to release: Finding the Gaps: A Comparative Analysis of Disability Laws in the United States to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This independent analysis was commissioned by NCD to help increase understanding of how the CRPD varies from, or is consistent with, U.S. disability laws. We hope that it will prove to be a useful tool as those responsible for determining public policy on possible support or ratification of this treaty grapple with the relative merits of that choice.
The document can be found here .
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