Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Ratifying the CRPD is Symbolic, but Crucial to Inclusion

Ratifying the CRPD is Symbolic, but Crucial to Inclusion

It is high time to dispense with the fear that ratification of the CRPD will somehow lead to a disintegration of U.S. sovereignty. Ratification of the CRPD is uncontroversial and can only have positive effects for individuals with disabilities and advocates for disability rights both in the United States and the international community. It should be ratified and enforced in the United States.