Ireland and the UN CRPD

The CRPD (Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities) was a piece of documentation created by the United Nations in 2005 to recognise the rights of people with disabilities.

This vital piece of legislation provides the people with disabilities living in each country that has signed onto it protection against discrimination. Without it, institutions and services are not legally obligated to cater to the needs of those with special needs.

In 2007, Ireland signed the United Nations Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities. Now, almost 10 years later, Ireland has still not ratified the Convention. All other member states of the European Union have ratified the Convention and the EU even signed it as a regional entity in, and then went on to adopt it in 2011. The Irish government have provided excuse after excuse for delaying the ratification of the CPRD, and now say that it’ll happen “soon”, but still fail to make a legitimate promise.

Please join us on January 19th outside of Leinster House to protest for the ratification of the CRPD as correctly and quickly as possible:

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