Friday, August 25, 2006

A New Human Rights Treaty

At the United Nations, the Ad Hoc Committee on a Comprehensive and Integral International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities has successfully concluded its work on a new human rights treaty. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be transmitted to the UN General Assembly for its approval and opened for signature this fall.

[Via Julian Ku at Opinio Juris.]