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Guide du handicap (chap.9): Rechte und juristische Betreuung / Droits et encadrement juridique (Disability Guide (chapter 9): Rechte und Betreuung juristische / Rights and Legal Framework)

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Country Resources disability, Disability Policies Luxembourg 1 July 2011 Guidelines

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Le Luxembourg n'a pas de définition uniforme de la notion de handicap et ne possède pas de loi cadre regroupant toutes les prestations dont peuvent bénéficier les personnes en situation de handicap. Certains textes législatifs et réglementaires concernent exclusivement les personnes en situation de handicap, et d'autres ne distinguent pas entre les personnes en situation de handicap et les personnes non concernées.

La loi sur l’égalité de traitement et la Convention des Nations Unies relative aux droits des personnes handicapées ont introduit deux notions très importantes pour les personnes en situation de handicap, celle de la non-discrimination et celle des droits de l'homme. Dans le futur, if s'agira de veiller à ce que ces principes soient appliques dans tous les domaines touchant de près ou de loin les personnes en situation de handicap.

Luxembourg does not have a uniform definition of the concept of disability and does not have legislation framework covering all the services that can benefit people with disabilities. Some laws and regulations relate exclusively to individuals with disabilities, and others do not distinguish between people with disabilities and those not affected.

The Law on Equal Treatment and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has introduced two very important concepts for people with disabilities, that of non-discrimination and the rights of man. In the future, it is important that these principles are reflected in all areas that affect people in some way with a disability.

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