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Basic Country Profile

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Location: Western Europe
Population: 82 million
Capital: Berlin
Major language: German
Major religion: Christianity
Currency: Euro
Terrain: Varied
Climate: Continental
Dial code: +49
Time zone: GMT+2

Emergency Numbers:
110- Police
112- Fire Brigade & Ambulance

 

Disability Legislations and Policies

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Germany ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) on 30 March 2007. They are approximately 7.6 million persons with disabilities in Germany. You can find more information on disability data by visiting the Destatis website.

German law (Grundgesetz) forbids discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability. The Social Welfare Code IX (SGBIX), which came in to force in April 2001, is based on the idea of equal opportunities and participation rather than merely welfare. It focuses on rehabilitation and access for persons with disabilities and stipulates levels of support depending on measurement of the degree of disability.

2006 General Equal Treatment Act – Protects persons with disabilities from employment & workplace discrimination.