The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has announced that it will be moving forward on July 22 with a markup of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), or Disability Treaty. A news release issued by the US International Council on Disabilities notes that the international treaty is intended to promote the rights and dignity of individuals with disabilities worldwide.
In the release, Marca Bristo, president of the US International Council on Disabilities, notes that the organization is highly encouraged by seeing “the Senate taking this step forward in the process of ratifying the Disability Treaty. This markup will allow the Committee to address any remaining concerns Senators have about this important treaty and go ahead and vote.”
Bristo adds “Our coalition commends the Senate for taking this step forward, and urges them to move quickly to support human rights worldwide by finally ratifying the Disability Treaty.”
Source: US International Council on Disabilities