QUALIFIER ‘HANDICAPPED’ EXCLUDED FROM MOLDOVAN CONSTITUTION

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The qualifier ‘handicapped’ will be replaced with ‘with disabilities’ in the text of the supreme law. In this sense, the Executive approved the opinion for amending arts. 50 and 51 of the Moldovan Constitution in its today’s meeting.

With these amendments, constitutional provisions will be aligned to the international and national legislation, already aligned, which is a commitment made through the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which sets up a new disability paradigm, marking the passing from the medical model to the social one, based on inclusion.

The state has previously approved amendments and completions to many legal acts in this area, removing the discriminatory terms to comply with the international regulations that secure the protection of and full and equal exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and promote the respect for their dignity.

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