This report is being submitted in keeping with Clause 53 of the Equal Opportunity Act (EOA) of 2000. Use Equal Opportunity Commission(EOC) was appointed on the 21st April, 2008 with a basic mandate to work towards the elimination of discrimination and the promotion of equality and good relations between persons of different statuses.
In accordance with section 7, 8 and 9 of the Freedom of Information Act 1999 (FOIA) the Equal Opportunity Commission (EOC) is required by law to publish this statement, which lists the documents and information generally available to the public from the EOC.
The purpose of the present Convention is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity. Persons with disabilities include those who have long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairments which in interaction with various barriers may hinder their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others.