Senate Rejects UN Disability Treaty

4 Dec

Disability Scoop is reporting: Senate Rejects UN Disability Treaty. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been rejected:

Despite strong support from disability advocacy groups, Republican opposition led the U.S. Senate to reject an international disability rights treaty on Tuesday.

In a vote that fell almost entirely along party lines, supporters were unable to secure the two-thirds majority of senators needed to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

More at Disability Scoop.


By Matt Carey

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