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Volume 1 Issue 1 - December 25, 2011

Project to address disability rights

DNIS News network - National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) and Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) have come together to fight for the rights of disabled people.

The three organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to address issues related to discrimination, marginalisation and exclusion of people with disabilities by mobilising lawyers, disability rights and human rights activists, reports The Indian Express.

A proposal has been made for creating three separate manuals for lawyers, disability rights activists and academicians. The first manual is believed to look into the relevance of existing Indian laws. The second manual is likely to deal with complaints and existing redressal mechanisms. The third manual is likely to provide a guide on international norms and standards, according to the report.

While the project will be jointly managed by NHRC and CHRC, IGNOU will be the nodal agency for executing the project as the fund manager, says the newspaper report.

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