"Persons with disabilities have the right to be effectively protected and to positively engage. The law itself shall guarantee the substantive equality of all those within a given jurisdiction. Thus, the recognition that all persons with disabilities are equal under the law means that there should be no laws that allow for specific denial, restriction or limitation of the rights of persons with disabilities, and that disability should be mainstreamed in all legislation and policies."
DocumentUN (CRPD): General Comment No. 6 on Equality and Non-discrimination, para. 14
- Every citizen has the right to vote.
- Every citizen has the right to be elected.
- Distinctions made on the basis of disabilities are to be considered discrimination.
- Everyone should have access, free from discrimination, to the public service of the country.
- Laws and regulations that withdraw suffrage rights based on disability should be amended or repealed.
- Guarantees of rights of persons with disabilities should be mainstreamed into all legislation and policies.