Promoting jobs, protecting people
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Zambia (94,591) > Employment policy, promotion of employment and employment services (7,003)

Name: The Persons with Disabilities Act, 2012 [No. 6 of 2012].
Country: Zambia
Subject(s): Disabled workers
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2012-06-21
Entry into force:
ISN: ZMB-2012-L-94955
Bibliography: Legislation on-line Legislation on-line National Assembly, Zambia PDF PDF (consulted on 2014-01-16)
Abstract/Citation: 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.
Repealed text(s):

© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer