People with Disabilities in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol in January 2009. This Situation Assessment of People with Disabilities in Azerbaijan has been commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund in Baku, Azerbaijan, together with the United Nations Development Programme, the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, and Social Services Initiative. It provides comments on the compliance of the main legislative acts of the Republic of Azerbaijan with the CRPD, highlights areas of good practice, and provides recommendations for amendments and enactment of legislation to address gaps in the current legislative framework. Also, the available services for people with disabilities in Azerbaijan are assessed and the application of the social model of disability in Azerbaijan is analysed.