Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Canada has ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities but not the Optional Protocol to the Convention.

Adoption: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007.

Entry into force: 3 May 2008.

Number of signatories and ratifications/accessions: There are 151 state parties to the Convention. An additional 31 states have signed but not ratified the Convention. There are 85 state parties to the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. An additional 31 states have signed but not ratified the Optional Protocol.

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