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CEPES praises that the Constitution be reformed to withdraw the qualification of "diminished" to people with disabilities

14 12 2018

The Board of Directors of CEPES applauds that the Government and the Cortes announce a reform of Article 49 and asks that the rights of persons with disabilities be guaranteed and extended in the Magna Carta. In addition, CEPES CEPES joins the request of CERMI to have a state regulation to protect pedestrians, especially the most vulnerable, before the 'invasion' of sidewalks by electric scooters and other elements of personal mobility

• The Board of Directors of CEPES applauds that the Government and the Courts announce a reform of Article 49 and asks that the rights of persons with disabilities be guaranteed and extended in the Magna Carta.

• CEPES joins CERMI's request to have a state regulation that protects pedestrians, especially the most vulnerable, from the 'invasion' of sidewalks by electric scooters and other elements of personal mobility.

 

Madrid, December 14, 2018.- The Board of Directors of the Spanish Business Confederation of the Social Economy (CEPES) praises that the Government of Spain announces a reform of Article 49 of the Constitution, in which it refers to people with disabilities as "Diminished".

The Board of Directors also supported the request made by the Spanish Committee of Representatives of People with Disabilities (CERMI) to claim, in the face of the invasion of sidewalks by electric scooters and other elements of personal mobility, a state regulation that guarantees safety and accessibility of pedestrians.

The president of CEPES, Juan Antonio Pedreño , "considers it right that both the Government and the Cortes Generales update the Magna Carta, which is referred to as 'handicapped' to citizens with disabilities, as well as having a state framework that guarantees that the sidewalks in total safety and accessibility to citizens, providing special protection to those with greater mobility problems ".

 

Article 49

Article 49 currently states that "public authorities carry out a policy of preventive care , treatment, rehabilitation and integration of physical, sensory and mentally handicapped that will provide the specialized care they require , and affording them special protection for the enjoyment of the rights it Title grants to all citizens. "

Likewise, the Spanish Social Economy, a sector in which nearly 75,000 people with disabilities work, applauds a new wording of the Constitution that recognizes and extends the rights of persons with disabilities, adapting them to the new social reality and in accordance with the Convention International on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities approved in 2006 by the United Nations.

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