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Persons with disabilities must not be denied the right to vote

[22/03/11 10:00] People with disabilities do not generally ask for charity; they demand equal human rights, says the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, in his latest Human Rights Comment published today. Their message was heard when the United Nations adopted a Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2006. This treaty has now been ratified by 27 member states of the Council of Europe and signed by another 18. (more)

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