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THE LAW OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA ON THE PROTECTION OF THE PERSON WITH DISABILITY



Adopted by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme People's
Assembly on June 18, Juche 92 (2003)

CHAPTER 1 FOUNDATION OF THE LAW ON THE PROTECTION
OF THE PERSON WITH DISABILITY

Article 1 (Mission of the Law on the Protection of the Disabled)
The Law of the DPR Korea on the Protection of the Person with Disability facilitates the provision of more favorable living conditions and environments to the person with disability by establishing strict system and order in the field related to them like rehabilitation, education, cultural life and labour.

Article 2 (Principle for ensure of the personality and rights of the disabled)
The person with disability is a citizen who suffers severe impediment to lead a normal life for a long time by the limitation or loss of any physical and mental function.
The state respects the personality of the person with disability and shall provide the same socio-political right, freedom and interest to the person with disability as the healthy citizen.

Article 3 (principle for investment in the field of protection of the disabled)
It is the consistent policy of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea to protect the person with disability.
The state shall systematically increase the investments in the field of the protection of the person with disability in order to modernize the material and technical means.

Article 4 (Principle for prevention of disability)
The prevention of occurrence and worseness of the disability is an indispensable need to guarantee the stable life of the people.
The state shall promptly disclose and cure the diseases causing the disability and prevent the occurrence of disability caused by the reasons like traffic and labour accidents.

THE LAW OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF KOREA ON THE PROTECTION OF THE PERSON WITH DISABILITY

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