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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, 2015

United Nations UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities International Human Rights Instruments and Resources Reports of UN Special Rapporteurs United Nations 2 February 2015 Report A/HRC/28/58 human rights

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The Human Rights Council established the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities in its resolution 26/20. In resolution 26/20, the Council expresses deep concern that, in all parts of the world, persons with disabilities continued to face barriers in their participation as equal members of society and violations of their human rights. Recognizing that greater attention was needed to address these challenges, the Council appointed the Special Rapporteur for an initial period of three years, to work together with other human rights bodies and mechanisms and the broader global community towards a better realization of the rights of persons with disabilities. Catalina Devandas-Aguilar took office as the first mandate holder on 1 December 2014.

In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to Council resolution 26/20, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities describes her vision of the mandate, her working methods and a work plan for the first three years of the mandate.

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