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  1. Policy and education branch - promotion and awareness of human rights

    From: Annual report 2000–2001

    Policy Development 

    In keeping with its mandate to promote greater understanding of human rights and encourage research to eliminate discriminatory practices, the Commission undertook a number of policy development initiatives in 2000-2001.

    The Commission held public meetings and issued discussion papers to the public and media on emerging human rights policy areas. New policies were introduced and several policies were updated.  The Commission also embarked on a major public education campaign.

  2. 4. Scope

    From: Minds that matter: Report on the consultation on human rights, mental health and addictions

    In defining our scope, we relied on a broad concept of disability, which reflects the Code and a social and human rights approach to disability. The human rights approach aims to achieve equality and inclusion for persons with disabilities by removing barriers and creating a climate of respect and understanding.[8] The social approach is supported by case law and is reflected in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).