Citizens' Initiative on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Citizens? Initiative on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities emerged as a proposal by the Federation of Associations of Persons with Disabilities. The objective of this initiative was to reform Law 202 on the Prevention, Rehabilitation and Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, of which the approach had limited the effective fulfillment of the rights of this group. 25 000 signatures were collected and the reform was presented to the President of the National Assembly in the framework of Article 140 of the Constitution and the Citizen Participation Act of the country. This Assembly issued a favorable opinion for the approval of the bill.

Institutional design


Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?

Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?

Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?

Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?

Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?

Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?

embedded in the constitution/legislation 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

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