Q. Consider the following statements regarding United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
1. The convention is legally binding.
2. India has not ratified the convention so far.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was adopted in 2007 as the first major instrument of human rights in the 21st century. 

  • It defines persons with disabilities as those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others. 
  • The convention is legally binding 
  • India ratified the convention and enacted the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 

Read more: UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities