The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today concluded its consideration of the initial report of Slovenia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  

Presenting the report, Martina Vuk, State Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities of Slovenia, highlighted some of the most important Government acts that ensured the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, namely the adoption of the Personal Assistance Act of 2017, the establishment of the Council for Persons with Disabilities in 2014, and the adoption of the Programme of Action for Persons with Disabilities 2014-2021.  Ms. Vuk reminded that already in 2014 Slovenia had introduced legislation that obliged operators of emergency calls to enable users with disabilities to make those calls using the sign language and other forms of unspoken language.  As for deinstitutionalization, that processes foresaw the relocation of 1,100 persons currently in various institutions and community care into 130 small housing units.  The Government was also about to replace the Act on Social Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities of 1983, and it was discussing the draft bill on accessibility of websites and mobile applications.

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