NEWS: Peru Ratifies Disability Rights Treaty, Optional Protocol

Posted on 1 February 2008. Filed under: Cross-Disability, Human Rights, Latin America & Caribbean, News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday, Peru became the 15th country to ratify the international Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the 9th country to ratify the accompanying Optional Protocol.

The CRPD is an international human rights treaty focused on protecting the rights of people with disabilities. Some of the rights it is meant to protect include: equality before the law without discrimination; freedom from torture; right to live in the community; respect for home and the family; right to education; right to health; right to work; right to an adequate standard of living; right to participate in political and public life. The CRPD needs to be ratified by 20 countries before it can take full legal force.

For citizens who feel their rights have been violated under the CRPD, the Optional Protocol will give them one more way to obtain redress. If national-level channels of justice (e.g., court systems) fail to protect the rights of disabled people, then disabled people in countries that have ratified the Optional Protocol would be able to bring petitions to an international Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committee is a body of independent experts that will review how different countries implement the CRPD.

There are several other international instruments that are used to help protect the rights of people with disabilities. These include the Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons; the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons; the Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care (1991); and the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1993). However, the CRPD and the Optional Protocol are the first instruments for disability rights that would be legally binding.

More information on the CRPD and the Optional Protocol is available at United Nation’s Enable website. Another web site, www.RatifyNow.org has information, toolkits, and resources that advocates and organizations can use to encourage their country governments to ratify and implement the CRPD and Optional Protocol.



We Can Do first learned about Peru’s ratification of the CRPD through the RatifyNow mailing list. People may join the mailing list, or become a member of RatifyNow, for free.

A modified version of this blog post is also available at the RatifyNow web site’s news page.



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[…] More information on the CRPD and the Optional Protocol is available at United Nation’s Enable website. Another web site, http://www.RatifyNow.org has information, toolkits, and resources that advocates and organizations can use to encourage their country governments to ratify and implement the CRPD and Optional Protocol. A modified version of this blog post is also available at the We Can Do blog. […]

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Ya cansado de andar buscando justicia entre en cabina de Internet donde pode escribir Yo Juan Carlos Meza Huayra alujado en Ate Vitarte ubicada en las Gardenias 3ra. Etapa Mz. “B” 15 lote 34 soy natural de la Comunidad de Distrito Santo Tomas de Pata Provincia de Angaraes del Departamento de Huancavelica. Mi familia fue destruida por Sendero Luminoso, lo quemaron la casa que vivíamos 4 veces y quedamos ropa encima se llevaron a nuestros animales fue un dolor tan grande que hoy paso hambre y mecería , donde mis hermanas salieron con su propio destino asta hoy vivimos alujados solo con nuestra propia destino siquiera no tenemos donde vivir, mi pueblo sufrió tanto que quemaron todas las casas y murieron 198 personas cruelmente asesinados por sendero luminoso mi persona he sufrido la amputación de los dedos de la mano izquierda en el año 1992 en circunstancia donde realizábamos una patrulla como miembro integrante de la ronda campesina al defendernos del ataque senderista sofríe un impacto de una granada enemiga y posteriormente mi llevaron al hospital de ayacucho en la fecha 10 de febrero del año 1992 yo participe como integrante de la ronda campesina desde en año 1991 y continuo hasta la actualidad asimismo no recibe ningún indemnización por esta causa hasta la actualidad permanezco prácticamente invalido soy victima de violencia por causa de sendero luminoso que solo mi dejo dolor y sufrimiento una huella que jamás olvidare, que hoy mi encuentro sin trabajo, solo con mi propio destino busque justicia pero toda las puertas mi cerraron que para mi no hay justicia solo para los ricos mi escribe en registro único de victimas en la fecha 24 de abril de 2009 con el código P09002647 solo mi dieron certificado de acreditación ya cansado de andar buscando justicia sin respuesta. Igual forma en mi vida trate de mejorarme en educación en la escuela Eiger en Programa técnico de computación e informática y la vez Administración de empresas y las prácticas como asistente correspondiente donde no pode sacar mis certificados correspondientes por falta de economía que tengo que pagar a la dicha institución y al ministerio de educación. Un gran favor necesito tu apoyo humanitario pido una verdadera justicia a nuestros autoridades respuesta en mi correo un gran favor meza_corazon_180@hotmail.com


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