Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities

The Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities is a regional human rights instrument, adopted in 1999 within the Organization of American States. It calls on states to facilitate the full integration of persons with disabilities into society through legislation, social initiatives and educational programmes. It entered into force on 14 September 2001.

Inter-American Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities
Signed8 June 1999
LocationGuatemala City, Guatemala
Effective14 September 2001
Condition6 ratifications
Signatories20
Parties19
DepositaryGeneral Secretariat of the Organization of American States
LanguagesEnglish, French, Portuguese, and Spanish

As of 2013, 19 states have ratified the convention.[1]

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