Poroshenko has signed the law on the exclusion of the term «disabled» from the Ukrainian legislation

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has signed law No. 2249-VIII «On amendments to some legislative acts of Ukraine concerning social protection of persons with disabilities» reported on 16 January, the press service of the head of state.

«The purpose of the law is to continue the work started by the government pursuant to the decree of the President of Ukraine as of December 3, 2015 №678 «On the revitalization of the work to ensure the rights of people with disabilities», at the exclusion of legislation of Ukraine, the use of the term «disabled person» and replacing it with the term «person with disabilities», – said in the message.

It is noted that in 37 laws of Ukraine the words and phrases «disabled», «disabled child» and «disabled veteran» will be replaced by «person with disabilities», «child with a disability» and «person with a disability due to war.»

«Thus, the law brings existing legislation into conformity with the provisions of the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities. In addition, the introduction of the term «person with disabilities» primarily the focus is on man and not on his disability,» – said the press service.

A corresponding law, the Verkhovna Rada adopted on 19 December 2017.

The UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2006, in 2009 it has been ratified by the Ukrainian Parliament.




Poroshenko has signed the law on the exclusion of the term «disabled» from the Ukrainian legislation 16.01.2018

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