UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities recognized unanimously in the House of Councilors

December 4, 2013

137 nations have ratified now the "Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2006.

Although Japan signed the Convention in 2007, since the domestic law was not fixed, it did not ratify.

The government at last submitted the recognition proposal of the Convention to the present Diet (Parliament), in response to the fact that the law for abolishing the discrimination against the person with disability was enacted in June this year.

NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) reported that the proposal for the UN CRPD was unanimously approved at the Upper House plenary session on December 4.

The government will decide the instrument of ratification of the CRPD with the Cabinet members early next year, and then submit it to the United Nations.

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