Main issues raised by TBs:
  • Adopt human rights based approach to rights of persons with disabilities over a welfare/medical model
  • Need for inclusive education and training of teachers in inclusive education
  • Ensure right to equal recognition before the law and right to liberty to prohibit involuntary institutionalisation and hospitalisation and treatment without free and informed consent.
  • Develop supports and services for children and adults with disabilities and their families in the community to prevent institutionalisation, including social protection measures to cover disability related expenses and personal assistance to live independently in the community.
  • Discontinue segregated workplaces for persons with disabilities (sheltered workshops) and ensure respect for minimum wage for persons with disabilities