The rights of persons with disabilities are laid out in the International Convention approved by the U.N. General Assembly on December 13, 2006. Argentina ratified the convention in May 2008 by Law 26,378 and is thus committed to upholding the principles of the convention throughout the country.

The convention promotes a social model for disability that respects a person’s physical and mental integrity while guaranteeing full enjoyment of their rights and ties to their family, community and social environment.

The convention has fifty articles and an Optional Protocol with an additional eighteen articles. The protocol establishes the conditions for individuals to file complaints and describes the relationship between each state and the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.