UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
In 1948 the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. Since then, it is binding for all member states. Nevertheless there still are violations of these universal rights in many countries. Often, people with disabilities have problems to assert their rights.
Since the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into effect in May 2008, there exists a legal foundation of the rights for people with disabilities. That way, they can refer to an international settlement to demand their fundamental rights: