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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities [electronic resource] : Issues in the U.S. Ratification Debate.

Author/Creator:
Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division.
Publication:
[S.l] : [s.n.], 2013.
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Government document
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1 online resource (1 online resource (26 p), digital, PDF file)
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Subjects:
Abortion.
Human rights.
Foreign relations.
International business enterprises.
Summary:
Discusses issues related to debate over U.S. ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD), a multilateral agreement to promote, protect, and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities. Reviews CPRD objectives and structure, Obama Administration actions, Senate actions, and current U.S. laws protecting rights of individuals with disabilities. Examines policy issues regarding role of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, role of CRPD in U.S. foreign policy, and possible impact of CRPD on U.S. citizens and businesses abroad, parental authority, and abortion laws and policies. Also considers future issues.
Notes:
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed May 2014). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
CRS Report.
Contributor:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. American Law Division.
Other format:
Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Foreign Affairs Division. United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.