U.S. Embassy Tbilisi statement on Parliament’s adoption of legislation on the rights of persons with disabilities (July 14)

U.S. Embassy Tbilisi statement on Parliament’s adoption of legislation on the rights of persons with disabilities (July 14)

 

The U.S. Embassy congratulates Parliament on adopting Georgia’s Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This law establishes fundamental principles to guide the government’s implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), and clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the government in this area. Effective implementation will be critical to ensuring persons with disabilities are able to fully participate in Georgian society. The U.S. Embassy is proud to partner with the Government of Georgia, Parliament, and Georgian civil society organizations to promote the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities. As the United States celebrates the 30th anniversary of our own American Disabilities Act this month, we remember the words of President George H.W. Bush, who said, “Every man, woman, and child with a disability can now pass through once closed doors to a bright new era of equality, independence, and freedom.”