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Wednesday, May 24, 2017


The U.S. State Department’s Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, released annually, represent the culmination of the U.S. State Department’s review of the human rights records and situation in 194 countries around the world. The reports are a supplied to Congress in accordance with law to assist in matters of foreign affairs.
USICD has consolidated the disability references from the 194 Country Reports into a comprehensive document. Each country summary within the document is organized into four possible subheadings:
  1. Constitution and Laws: If and how a country’s constitution or laws cover disability rights
  2. Persons with Disabilities: Material drawn from the report’s section on “Persons with Disabilities”
  3. Other Relevant References: Disability highlighted elsewhere in a country’s report (e.g. overlap with the section on children, etc.)
  4. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: The status of a country’s signature and ratification of the CRPD (Note: ratification dates are in date/month/year format)
The following condensed reports are intended to be a resource only and do not necessarily reflect an endorsement of the quality of content or perspectives contained within the reports. All content is pulled directly from the State Department reports with the exception of the CRPD status which was added by USICD staff.


Click Below to download an accessible PDF version of regional disability references, or the complete report. (CRPD ratification dates are current as of April 2017)
Africa (Sub-Saharan Africa)
Near East (Middle East and North Africa)
source: United States International Council on Disabilities

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