A/HRC/RES/37/22 United Nations General Assembly Distr.: General 6 April 2018 Original: English Human Rights Council Thirty-seventh session 26 February–23 March 2018 Agenda item 3 Resolution adopted by the Human Rights Council on 23 March 2018 37/22. Equality and non-discrimination of persons with disabilities and the right of persons with disabilities to access to justice The Human Rights Council, Recalling the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto, Recalling also the universality, indivisibility, interdependence and interrelatedness of all human rights and fundamental freedoms and the need for persons with disabilities to be guaranteed the full enjoyment of their rights and freedoms without discrimination, Reaffirming all of its previous resolutions on the rights of persons with disabilities, the most recent of which was resolution 31/6 of 23 March 2016 on the rights of persons with disabilities in situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies, and welcoming the efforts of all stakeholders to implement those resolutions, Recalling General Assembly resolution 72/162 of 19 December 2017 on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Optional Protocol thereto: situation of women and girls with disabilities, Reaffirming that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person, Recalling in particular that article 5 of the Convention reaffirms that all persons are equal before and under the law and are entitled without any discrimination to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law, and provides that States shall prohibit all discrimination on the basis of disability, guarantee to persons with disabilities equal and effective legal protection against discrimination on all grounds and, in order to promote equality and eliminate discrimination, shall take all appropriate steps to ensure that reasonable accommodation is provided, Recalling in that regard that specific measures that are necessary to accelerate or achieve de facto equality of persons with disabilities shall not be considered discrimination, Mindful that any distinction, exclusion or restriction on the basis of disability that 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,   GE.18-05245(E)

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