Monday, 17 October 2011

Voting Rights in Peru

Peru: Voting Rights Victory for People With Disabilities
Peru's decision to restore voting rights to thousands of people with disabilities is an important step toward ensuring their full participation in society. More than 23,000 people with mental and intellectual disabilities had been excluded from the voter registry for the 2011 presidential elections in April and June based on previous government policy....

..."This is an important step to restore voting rights to people with disabilities," Barriga said. "But there is still some way to go to achieving equality and the government should also amend the Civil Code and other laws that undermine the rights and dignity of people with disabilities."

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