International Principles and Guidelines on Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities
Persons with disabilities are a primary focus of the OHCHR’s work, in part because they are among those left furthest behind. International Principles and Guidelines on Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities will be of benefit to judicial actors, national human rights institutions and civil society, including organizations of persons with disabilities, to strengthen awareness-raising activities, training and the provision of accommodations to ensure respect for the rights of persons with disabilities and their enhanced representation and participation within proceedings. In addition, they provide a framework for the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in diverse roles within the administration of justice as a democratic imperative involving and reflecting all facets of society – in effect, shaping the society in which we live. The Principles and Guidelines are an indispensable contribution to achieving justice for all.