The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Disability Convention is the overarching human rights document for disabled people. It reaffirms that all people with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms. The New Zealand Government showed its commitment by ratifying it in 2008.

Read the Disability Convention in different formats.

In September 2014 New Zealand had it's first compliance examination by the United Nations. Read their concluding observations.  

We also have the following articles from the convention explained in plain English . See below