In order to bring the legislation of Azerbaijan in line with the UN Convention "On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities," the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population has issued a new draft law "On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities", the Ministry told Trend on Feb.17.
The ministry also noted that the project on "National Action Program for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" is in the stage of joint discussion with relevant structures for the implementation of the UN Convention provisions.
Along with social welfare of persons with disabilities, these documents reflect issues such as the protection of persons with disabilities from any insulation as full and equal members of society, empowerment of their employment, a joint study with others, creating opportunities for realization of their intellectual and creative potential, and access to existing infrastructure.
The draft law is posted on the ministry's website www.mlspp.gov.az for submission of proposals.
Azerbaijan acceded to the UN Convention "On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities" on October 2008.