The phrase "handicapped person" could be replaced in the text of the Constitution with "person with disabilities". On April 10, 2018, the Constitutional Court endorsed the amendment to Articles 50 and 51 of the Supreme Law, which contains this formula.

The amendment was proposed by a group of 38 MPs, who mentioned in the referral to the CC that the purpose of the amendments is to protect and promote the equality of people with disabilities and respect for their dignity.

The authors of the referral stressed that the notion of "handicapped person" in the text of the Constitution is obsolete and discriminatory in relation to people with special needs.

The Court endorsed the proposal, pointing out that the inclusion of the term "disabled person" could exclude the negative meaning of the term "handicapped person".

The draft amendment to the Constitution in this respect is to be submitted for the consideration of the Parliament.

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