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THE EU HAS RATIFIED THE CONVENTION. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?

As of January 2015, 25 of the 28 EU Member States have ratified the Convention (except for Finland, the Netherlands and Ireland).

The European Union acceded to the Convention in December 2010, making it the first human rights treaty to ever have been ratified by a regional organisation, like the European Union. The EU is responsible for implementation of the Convention to the extent of its competences that are defined in Council Decision 2010/48/EC and the Code of Conduct between the Council, the Member States and the Commission setting out internal arrangements for the implementation by and representation of the European Union relating to the Convention.

By concluding the UN Convention, the EU is committed to ensure and promote the full realization of all human rights for all persons with disabilities through the adoption of new legislation, policies and programmes and the review of existing measures.


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