JURIST Supported by the University of Pittsburgh

THIS DAY AT LAW
Today in legal history...

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bulgaria ratified UN disabilities treaty
Zachariah Rivenbark at 12:00 AM ET

On December 25, 2011, Bulgarian parliament member Svetlana Angelova announced that Bulgaria would ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Bulgaria was one of the few UN member nations to not ratify the convention, and was under criticism for its poor treatment of those with disabilities. Angelova announced that ratification of the convention and subsequent legislative amendments would help ensure that disabled Bulgarians received equal treatment and encountered less discrimination in education and healthcare. Bulgaria joined 62 other states in adopting the convention to help protect 650 million persons with disabilities worldwide.


Coat of arms of Bulgaria

Learn more about disability rights from the JURIST news archive.




Link post | IM post | go to JURIST | © JURIST, 2012


LATEST DAYS

 ICTY announces genocide charges against Slobodan Milosevic
August 30, 2014

 Thurgood Marshall confirmed as US Supreme Court justice
August 30, 2014

 click for more...

SYNDICATION

Add This Day at Law to your RSS reader or personalized portal:
  • Add to Google
  • Add to My Yahoo!
  • Subscribe with Bloglines
  • Add to My AOL

E-MAIL

Subscribe to This Day at Law alerts via R|mail. Enter your e-mail address below. After subscribing and being returned to this page, please check your e-mail for a confirmation message.
MyBlogAlerts also e-mails alerts of new This Day at Law entries. It's free and fast, but ad-based.

CONTACT

This Day at Law welcomes reader comments, tips, URLs, updates and corrections. E-mail us at archives@jurist.org