The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights instrument of the United Nations, which protects the rights and promotes equality of persons with disabilities. The CRPD also sets a framework for deaf people’s rights filling an important gap in international human rights legislation. The Convention mentions sign language seven times in five different articles. These articles are:
Article 2 – Definition, Article 9 – Accessibility, Article 21 – Freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information, Article 24 – Education, Article 30 – Participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport
This video clip provides a translation of the CRPD and its Optional Protocol into International Sign. This easy-to-use document will allow deaf people to gain knowledge of its articles in sign language on the following topics:
This material has been produced in partnership with the Danish Deaf Association (DDL) and Frontrunners 3
Signers: Frontrunners 3, Denmark
The production of the International Sign translation was funded by the National Association of the Deaf (United States of America) and Dr. Bernard N. Bragg, internationally known deaf actor.