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The Charter of Rights of Handicapped ¨Persons is based on Declaration of Human and Civil Rights, General Declaration on Human Rights, European Convention of Human Rights and General Act on Handicapped Persons issued in Paris in 1975.

In accordance with these documents, each handicapped person has the same rights and obligations as anyone else. Therefore, it is necessary to support every economic and social policy taking regard of the rights and obligations of the handicapped.

A physical handicap results in reduction of moving activity and such person becomes increasingly dependent on its surroundings, its close persons and the entire society. Therefore, it is the obligation of the society to help integrate such citizens into normal life. The handicapped people have the right to independent style of life they choose themselves. They have the right to get involved in social life, they have to right to have all their dreams and wishes fulfilled. Those wishing to live in day-care homes should have the opportunity to choose a quality home, where their personality is fully respected. Handicapped persons may also use private houses or apartments and the society must give them the opportunity to adapt them for their comfortable, independent and safe life.

Responsible people making decisions on construction of houses and apartments as well as construction of public roads have the obligation to crate as favourable conditions for self-fulfilment, safety and self-assurance of handicapped persons.

Article 1 (style of life)

Each physically handicapped person has the right to independent choice of the style of life and place where they wish to live.

Article 2 (family and surroundings)

Like any other human being, a physically handicapped person wishes to love and be loved. They have full right to raise their own family, develop and preserve it and influence the development of family and friendly relationships.

Article 3 (right to quality and qualified assistance)

Each physically handicapped person has the right to quality and qualified assistance. A friendly relationship between the person providing assistance and the receiving person must be based on mutual respect, trust and dignity.

Article 4 (right to medical care)

The handicapped person has the right to choose the physician to take care of their health. They have the right to periodical information of their personal health situation and they have the right to participate in all decisions regarding themselves.

Article 5 (housing and surroundings)

The handicapped persons have the full right to decide and live in the place corresponding to their requirements and needs.

Article 6 (right to technical assistance)

The physically handicapped person has the right to full funding of technical equipment and assistance necessary for their independent life.

Article 7 (participation in social life)

Physically handicapped persons must be given the opportunity to have communication, movement and access to society, education, authorities, economic and occupational activities as well as leisure and sports activities.

Article 8

Each physically handicapped person has the right to sufficient income to ensure their comfort and satisfactory life.


Physically handicapped persons, associations and unions should join their efforts to improve the mutual acquainting of each other and to achieve improved assurance of their basic human rights, which include:

  • the right to be different,

  • the right to dignified and adequate style of life;

  • right to integration into the society;

  • right to one's own opinion and the realization thereof;

  • the right to independent choice of the style of life and place where they wish to live.

The Charter of Rights and Obligations of the Handicapped was issued by influential association of handicapped (Association des Paralysés de France, APF).

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Fakultní nemocnice Ostrava
17. listopadu 1790, 708 52 Ostrava-Poruba
GPS: 49° 49' 36" N / 18° 09' 40" E
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