Important Human Rights Documents relating to the Subject of Disability

• UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) (Link)


• UN European Convention on Human Rights (1954)


• UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (1966) (Link)


• UN Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons (1971) (Link)


• UN Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons (1975) (Link)


• UN The World Programme of Action Concerning Disabled Persons (1982) (Link)


• ILO Convention concerning Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment of Disabled Persons (1983) (Link)


• UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) (Link)


• UN Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care (1991)


• UN Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (1993) (Link)


• UNESCO Salamanca Statement and Framework for Action on Special Needs Education (1994) (Link)


 • UNSECO Guidelines for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to Education for All (2005) (Link)


• UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability (2006) (Link)