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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and its Optional Protocol were adopted on 13 December 2006 and it entered into force on 3 May 2008. The EU concluded the CRPD on 22 January 2011; the convention is binding on the institutions of the Union and the Member States in accordance with Article 216 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union.