The Charter, as a basic Regulation of the organization, defines the fundamental relations and structure between the State and society. Each modern Charter has two main tasks, to ensure fundamental human rights and to define Regulation correspond to the requirements of a democratic society. Originally the Charter of the organization had been formed with the expectation of having a long life.
The society itself is changing, therefore, Charters’ such flexibility, which contributes to the development of society, becomes imperative.
Perhaps, “EKHO” NGO’s Charter must have such content, which, on the one hand will not obstacle to react the social changes in the life of persons with disabilities, and on the other hand will prevent the projects’ essential changes.
So, “EKHO” NGO’s Charter, established on 3 July 2008, was based on based on the medical model of disability rehabilitation programs for persons with disabilities.
In 2010, Charter Change No. 001-2 (Social model), being an important step on the road of development and guaranteeing the basic rights of children and youth with disabilities, could not completely solve the problem of disabled children and youth inclusion.
Six years later, because of as both objective and subjective reasons the problems of persons with disabilities have not reached in such stage, that we would say that the guarantees are on the firm foundations and the problems of persons with disabilities are reliably protected.
Accordingly, arose a need to edit the Charter, which is our guarantee of the main problems of persons with disabilities, in the Charter’s base having the principle of human rights, in fact, not excluding the importance of the previous two models. On 11.02.2016 the Charter with the new edition was re-registered by the State Register of Legal Entities ,and the name was changed from “EKHO” NGO supporting the disabled and socially disadvantaged children to “EKHO” Disability Rights NGO.
While developing the Charter was comprehensively studied the practice of developments of solving the problems of people with disabilities. The gaps and uncertainties were Maximally overcame, were guaranteed the dynamic, evolutionary development of the Charter creating necessary and sufficient conditions for guaranteeing and strengthening the rule of law of persons with disabilities.
It should be noted, that in the strong and vibrant society prevail the public freedoms and pluralism, and the human system rights of persons with disabilities especially must provide such mechanisms that will make heard the voices of persons with disabilities and promote their full inclusion into public life.