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Contracting Parties  >   Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities > Egypt 

SignatureApril 4, 2007
RatificationApril 14, 2008
Entry into forceMay 14, 2008

Declarations, Reservations etc.

Interpretative declaration made upon signature:
"The Arab Republic of Egypt declares that its interpretation of article 12 of the International Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which deals with the recognition of persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others before the law, with regard to the concept of legal capacity dealt with in paragraph 2 of the said article, is that persons with disabilities enjoy the capacity to acquire rights and assume legal responsibility (‘ahliyyat al-wujub) but not the capacity to perform (‘ahliyyat al-’ada’), under Egyptian law."