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Ley 20.422 - Igualdad de oportunidades e integración social de personas con discapacidad (Law 20.422 - Equal opportunity and social integration of people with disabilities)

Gobierno De Chile; SENADIS (Ministerio de Desarrollo Social) Country Resources Disability Legislation Chile 21 January 2021 Legislation/regulation equality, Social Inclusion, support

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Fecha de publicación original: 10 de febrero de 2010. Fecha de actualización: 21 de enero de 2021

Ley N°20.422 establece normas sobre Igualdad de Oportunidades e Inclusión Social de Personas con Discapacidad. Su objetivo es de asegurar el derecho a la igualdad de oportunidades de las personas con discapacidad, con el fin de obtener su plena inclusión social, asegurando el disfrute de sus derechos y la eliminación de cualquier forma de discriminación fundada en su discapacidad. Prescribe que el Estado tiene el deber de promover la igualdad de oportunidades de las personas con discapacidad. Además, para garantizar este derecho, el Estado debe establecer medidas contra la discriminación, las que consisten en exigencias de accesibilidad, realización de ajustes necesarios y prevención de conductas de acoso. En consecuencia, la ley establece el derecho a la igualdad de oportunidades de las personas con discapacidad, fija su contenido y señala obligaciones para el Estado a fin de lograr su efectiva vigencia (deber de promover y de garantizar).

Law No. 20.422 establishes rules on Equal Opportunities and Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. Its objective is to ensure the right to equal opportunities for people with disabilities, in order to obtain their full social inclusion, ensuring the enjoyment of their rights and the elimination of any form of discrimination based on their disability. It prescribes that the State has the duty to promote equal opportunities for persons with disabilities. Furthermore, to guarantee this right, the State must establish anti-discrimination measures, which consist of accessibility requirements, making the necessary adjustments and preventing harassment. Consequently, the law establishes the right to equal opportunities for persons with disabilities, sets its content and establishes obligations for the State in order to achieve its effective enforcement (duty to promote and guarantee).

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