According to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of 13 December 2006 (UN CRPD), a person with a disability is one who
"... has a long-term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment which, in interaction with various barriers, may hinder his or her full, effective and equal participation in society."
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities sets out the rights of persons with disabilities.
"Persons with disabilities must be able to live independently. They must be able to decide freely about their lives. They must have the same rights as people without disabilities." (Excerpt from the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities)
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg signed the UN CRPD on 30 March 2007 and adopted it by the law of 28 July 2011 (in French).
On 26 September 2011, Luxembourg submitted the ratification document - since then Luxembourg has been legally bound by the UN CRPD and the Optional Protocol. On 26 October 2011, the UN Convention and the Optional Protocol entered into force for Luxembourg. Since then, the Grand Duchy has been obliged to implement the measures provided for in the UNCRPD through its National Action Plan.