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CRPD concluding observations 2017, paragraph 61

UN recommendation

Plain English recommendation

Government should:

Take further action, in consultation with disabled people’s organisations, to guarantee accessibility regardless of impairment, remove restrictions of disabled people’s right to vote, and ensure reasonable adjustments are in place for disabled people to be able to exercise their right to vote in private.


Original UN recommendation

The Committee recommends that the State party, in close consultation with organizations of persons with disabilities, take appropriate measures to secure accessibility for persons with disabilities, regardless of the type of impairment, repeal provisions restricting the right of persons with disabilities to vote, and ensure the provision of reasonable accommodation to guarantee the possibility of and right to universal and secret suffrage.

Date of UN examination

03/10/2017

UN article number

29 (participation in political and civic life)

Last updated on 08/10/2019