"In its general comment No. 5, the Committee defined discrimination against persons with disabilities as “any distinction, exclusion, restriction or preference, or denial of reasonable accommodation based on disability which has the effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise of economic, social or cultural rights”. The denial of reasonable accommodation should be included in national legislation as a prohibited form of discrimination on the basis of disability."
DocumentUN (CESCR): General Comment No. 20, Non-discrimination in Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (art. 2, para. 2, of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights), para. 28
- Voting procedures, facilities, and materials should be appropriate, accessible, and easy to use for persons with disabilities.
- Distinctions made on the basis of disabilities are to be considered discrimination.
- Specific measures aimed at ensuring de facto equality for persons with disabilities should not be considered discriminatory.