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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international disability treaty that provides a vital framework for creating legislation and policies around the world that embrace the rights and dignity of all people with disabilities. It was inspired by U.S. leadership on disability rights and is modeled on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which protects individuals with physical and mental disabilities against discrimination in areas such as employment, public accommodations, and transportation.

As of October 2013, CRPD has 158 signatories and 138 parties. The U.S. Senate failed to ratify CRPD (61-38) on December 3, 2012. Ratification of U.N. treaties require 2/3 (or 67 members) of the Senate, but the for ratifas ratification received just 61 of the 67 votes (2/3 of the Senate) required for ratification.

Organizations in Support of CRPD Ratification

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