The National Council for Human Rights (NCHR) lauded the unprecedented attention given by the Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi to strengthening the rights of persons with disabilities, his keenness to listen to their demands and aspirations and his immediate response by issuing resolutions that guarantee overcoming the hurdles preventing the implementation of the law and fulfilling their rights which was ensured by the Egyptian Constitution and law.
The NCHR highlighted that the implementation of the National Human Rights Strategy, which was announced by President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi on September 11th, 2021, shall achieve a key milestone in ensuring the respect of the rights of all citizens, including persons with disabilities. Moreover, it shall strengthen the guarantee of all rights granted by the 2014 Constitution, and the law no.11 of 2019 on the rights of persons with disabilities, and bind all executive authorities to respect its provisions, as well as the law no.11 of 2019 on the formation of the National Council for Persons with Disabilities (NCPD), and the law no. 200 of 2020 on the formation of the Fund to support persons with disabilities.
Furthermore, the NCHR stressed its support to all the State institutions efforts aimed at reinforcing the rights of persons with the disabilities, noting that encouraging their full enjoyment of their human rights and their full participation leads to strengthening their sense of belonging, and thus contributing to achieving human, social and economic development.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which is celebrated on 3rd December of every year, is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992 that aims to raise the public awareness about the rights of persons with disabilities, and reiterate their right to dignity, full participation and integration in all areas of life.