Fourth Periodic Review of the U.S. Report to ICCPR
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Consolidated Disability Findings from the 4th Periodic Report to the ICCPR
The United States ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) in 1992. The ICCPR commits parties to respect the civil and political rights of individuals, including the right to life, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly, electoral rights and rights to due process.
In December 2011 the United States submitted its fourth periodic report on its implementation of this treaty. The report, which is reviewed by an international monitoring body called the Human Rights Committee, includes numerous references to disability. In addition, paragraphs 91-96 focus solely on measures taken in the United States to ensure equal protection for persons with disabilities. Other references to disability and federal legislation relating to the rights of people with disabilities can be found throughout the document.
USICD has consolidated the disability references from the full report into a comprehensive document. The following condensed reports are intended to be a resource only and do not reflect an endorsement of the quality of content or perspectives contained within the reports. All content is pulled directly from the U.S. fourth periodic reports; portions stating ‘No Specific Disability References’ indicate that there was no specific reference of disability contained within those report sections.
The full text of the 4th Periodic Report to the ICCPR can be found at: http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/179781.htm