Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Rights of persons with disabilities

Only during the last decades has the social exclusion of persons with disabilities been recognized as a human rights issue. The 2006 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities formulates rights of persons with disabilities in different areas of life, including education, labour market, politics, culture, marriage and family, health system and other social fields, in which persons with disabilities claim participation on the basis of non-discrimination. In combination with disability, non-discrimination means above all accessibility. Reaching the goal of an "inclusive society" without barriers for persons with disabilities requires great political efforts and concrete implementation mechanisms, also in Germany.