Japan to ratify the UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities

November 08, 2013

The UN Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD) is expected to ratify after a period of six years at last in Japan.

With the conclusion of the Discrimination Dissolution for the Persons with Disabilities Law in June, this year, etc., the government saw "national law having been fixed, and environment having been ready for the CRPD ratification".

The ratification proposal was submitted to the current Diet session. Deliberations are due to be in Lower House Foreign Affairs Committee on November 8th. The governing and opposition parties have no objection, and the probability of conclusion is high in the session.

The Japanese government signed CRPD in 2007. However, the procedure was interrupted by the disability organizations. They feared aloud that it would be only the ratification, pointing out that the national legal systems to be reviewed first.

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