U.S. Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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U.S. Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Deborah A. Ziegler, Ed.D Associate Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy Council for Exceptional Children National Legislative Conference, 2014.
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U.S. Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Deborah A. Ziegler, Ed.D Associate Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy Council for Exceptional Children National Legislative Conference, 2014 How many Countries have Signed or Ratified the CRPD?
  • Needed 20 countries to ratify for CRPD to enter into force (become legally operative)
  • As of June:
  • 158 signatures to CRPD
  • 147 ratifications of CRPD
  • CRPD Signatories and Ratifications What will be the Potential Impact of the CRPD?
  • CRPD as tool to address abuses
  • International Disability Rights Movement
  • International Cooperation Agencies & UN Bodies
  • International Law
  • Treaty Facts: Why U.S. Ratification
  • Ratification of the CRPD exports U.S. leadership.
  • CRPD ratification improves global accessibility.
  • Ratification of the CRPD will NOT infringe upon U.S. sovereignty
  • Ratification of the CRPD does NOT establish new rights or required change to current U.S. policy.
  • Ratification of the CRPD will NOT harm parental rights of parents with children with disabilities and will NOT impair the right to home school.
  • Senator Menedez (D-NJ), intends to bring the treaty to the full floor of the Senate in July 2014. Coinciding with the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Senator Tom Harkin Calls for Community Support for Ratification
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