In a disappointing vote during the last session of the 112th Congress, the U.S. Senate failed to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). This United Nations treaty has already been ratified by 126 nations. It guarantees people with disabilities basic human rights such as inclusion and non-discrimination, along with access to schools, health care, employment and the legal system. Since the U.S already has legislation on the books guaranteeing these rights to people with disabilities, ratification of the treaty is considered symbolic by many people. Disability rights advocates, on the other hand, feel that the country that passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, should in good conscience sign the treaty. They plan to continue to lobby for ratification of the CRPD.