Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: a resource for service providers (plain English)

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 2006. It entered into force internationally in April 2008 and was ratified by the Australian Government shortly thereafter, coming into effect with respect to Australia in August 2008. All Australian governments are now bound by the CRPD.

This document has been developed by the Senior Practitioner – Disability to assist people with a disability, their families and carers to become more familiar with the rights and obligations as set out in the CRPD. It explains these rights and obligations in an easy-to-understand way, and highlights some implications for policy and practice within disability services. It also provides some guidance about practical measures support services might take to give effect to these rights and obligations.

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