Constituent assembly discusses rights of disabled persons

Monday 16-09-2013 04:15 PM
Constituent assembly discusses rights of disabled persons

The constituent assembly entrusted with amending Egypt’s constitution is currently discussing articles pertaining to the rights of persons with disabilities and prisoners, a member of the assembly said in a statement to the state-owned news agency.

In Monday's session, the assembly discussed the drafting of an article that regulates providing disabled prisoners with legal assistance prior to investigations with them.

"In case a prisoner was deaf and mute, a sign language expert should be brought in and be present throughout the legal procedures," Salah Abdullah, Assembly member, pointed.

The National Council on Disability Affairs has voiced its criticism of the first draft of the constitutional amendments, issued by the experts committee in August, for not addressing the rights of disabled persons.

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