United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

Welcome to the EBU online UNCRPD legislative database. Its purpose is threefold:

  • To help ensure an effective implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities;
  • To provide up-to-date information on specific legislation relevant to blind and partially sighted people in Europe;
  • To enable EBU member organisations to record the extent to which their country's legislation provides the rights contained in the Convention.

The database builds upon a set of article statements (see below) developed by EBU. The statements define the needs and characteristics of blind and partially sighted people in relation to the relevant UN Convention articles. Statements have been prepared  for 15 articles. Each of these has the same structure:

Section 1 - Reproduction of the relevant Convention article. This text contains references (R1, R2, etc) that relate to the content of Section 3 of the statement.

Section 2 - Declaration of the needs and characteristics of blind and partially sighted people relevant to the Convention article.

Section 3 - Important aspects of the Convention article that relate to the needs and characteristics identified in Section 1.

Related documents

This project has been carried out with the support of the EU Commission Progress programme

Article statements

The items in bold in the list below have detailed information for different countries, article 9 has two different themes treated.