The journey to accessibility: How far are we from there?| February 5, 2024

On September 1, 2023, the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Construction of Barrier-free Environments  was officially implemented to strengthen the construction of a barrier-free environment, ensure the equal, full and convenient participation and integration of the  disabled and the elderly in social life, and promote the sharing of the achievements of economic and social development. 

In recent years, Shanghai procuratorial organs have earnestly implemented relevant legal provisions and the work deployment of the Supreme People's Procuratorate, actively performed the function of public interest litigation, focused on the protection of the rights and interests of special groups such as the disabled and the elderly, and continuously expanded the scope of public interest protection from barrier-free facilities to barrier-free information and social services, contributing procuratorial efforts to the construction of barrier-free environment in Shanghai.

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