Persons with Disabilities Act, 2012

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Persons with Disabilities Act, 2012
Long title: 
An Act to continue the existence of the Zambia Agency for Persons with Disabilities and define its functions and powers; promote the participation of persons with disabilities with equal opportunities in the civil, political, economic, social and cultural spheres; provide for mainstreaming of disability issues as an integral part of national policies and strategies of sustainable development; incorporate a gender perspective in the promotion of the full enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities; ensure accessibility by persons with disabilities to the physical, social, economic and cultural environment, and to health, education, information, communication and technology; provide for the regulation and registration of institutions that provide services to persons with disabilities and organizations of, and for, persons with disabilities; continue the existence of the National Trust Fund for Persons with Disabilities; provide for the domestication of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol and other international instruments on persons with disabilities to which Zambia is party, in order to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by persons with disabilities and to promote respect for their inherent dignity; repeal and replace the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1996; and provide for matters connected with, or incidental to, the foregoing.
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Date of assent: 
21 July 2012
Date of commencement: 
24 February 2012
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