Report of the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities on her mission to the Republic of Moldova (2015)

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities explores issues relating to the rights of persons with disabilities in the Republic of Moldova in the light of international human rights norms and standards, in particular the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. On the basis of information gathered prior to and during the visit, the Special Rapporteur highlights the encouraging steps taken to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and to bring the national legal and policy framework into compliance with the Convention, as well as the challenges that remain. Lastly, the Special Rapporteur makes recommendations with a view to strengthening efforts to address the implementation gap remaining to ensure the protection, respect and fulfilment of the rights of persons with disabilities, and their full and equal participation in society.