The Ombudsman of Azerbaijan (NHRI) pays important attention to the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities and conducts on a regular basis different events on protection of the rights of persons with disabilities, works with the children in specialized facilities for down, autism and other syndromes and sends recommendations to the relevant state bodies.
As such, the premier performance of Moris Meterlink’s “The Blue Bird” put by the actors with disabilities of the first inclusive theater in Azerbaijan “ASA” (“Hand stick”) within the frames of the 10th Republican Exhibition-Fair of Arts of persons with limited physical capacities, musical-entertaining events of the “Integration of Children and Youth with Disabilities to Sport” Public Union were conducted as well.
The Ombudsman and the staff took part at these events and shared Ombudsman’s good practices in the field of protection and promotion of the rights of the people with disabilities. During these events it was also highlighted the notion of disability, medical and social models in the approach to disability, advantages of the social model regarded as one based on human rights according to the UN Convention “On the Rights of Persons with Disabilities”, respect and dignity for those persons, protection of them from any discrimination.
Source: Commissioner for Human Rights, Azerbaijan