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Legal Affairs

HCD provides technical support on the rights of persons with disabilities to relevant entities so that they can take decisions and develop their strategies and plans in a manner that is consistent with the provisions of the Law on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its general principles. To this end, the department cooperates and coordinates with HCD’s various departments and the relevant national entities to review the various national legislative systems so as to monitor the prevalent gaps on the rights of persons with disabilities, and work on proposals for amendments and revisions. The department also assists in drafting the instructions (by-laws) issued by HCD, such as those pertaining to licencing and accrediting Sign language interpreters, the EOC and those relating to the issuance of the ID Card.