Year

2016

Recommendations by UN human rights mechanisms concerning the rights of persons with disabilities with respect to China:

 

Main issues raised by treaty bodies:

  • Need for consultation with diversified range of DPOs
  • Lack of effective legal remedies for disability based discrimination and barriers to access justice by bringing complaints
  • Infanticide and abandonment of newborns with disabilities
  • Need for shift of focus from special to inclusive education
  • Data collection across all sectors disaggregated by disability
  • Discrimination and lack of choice for vocational training and employment of persons with disabilities
  • Alternatives to institutionalised mental health care must be established within the community and be based on free and informed consent

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