35. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities1 defines 'persons with disabilities' as including those who have long-term physical, psycho-social, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others; and defines 'discrimination on the basis of disability' as any distinction, exclusion or restriction on the basis of disability which has the purpose or effect of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal basis with others, of all human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural,