- States should become parties and give effect in their domestic legislation, through incorporation or otherwise, to all international and regional human rights treaties guaranteeing the right to freedom of expression and information, as well to specific treaties and instruments for the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.
- States should ensure that the right to freedom of expression of persons with disabilities and the right to equality and non-discrimination is protected in their domestic legal system by:
a) Enshrining them in domestic constitutional provisions or their equivalents, in accordance with international human rights law;
b) Adopting clear legal and policy frameworks for their protection, in full compliance with international standards and best practices;
c) Establishing a clear legal, policy and institutional framework for protecting and promoting formal and substantive equality and for combating discrimination of persons with disabilities in its various forms, including direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation; they should also adopt comprehensive measures providing for reasonable accommodation and accessibility for persons with disabilities;
d) Adopting immediate, effective and appropriate measures to raise awareness throughout society, including at the family level, regarding persons with disabilities, and to foster respect for the right to freedom of expression of persons with disabilities;
e) Adopting and implementing an explicitly gender-sensitive approach to all decision- making relating to persons with disabilities, in order to address the particular needs of women and girls and ensure that these are met;
f) Ensuring that persons with disabilities and civil society can meaningfully participate in the development and implementation of all disability related laws and policies and fully taking into account their views when developing and implementing such laws and policies.