The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a Vehicle for Social Transformation
William & Mary Law School; Harvard Law School
NATIONAL MONITORING MECHANISMS OF THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, 2008
William & Mary Law School Research Paper No. 09-30
This chapter overviews the UN DIsability Convention’s adoption, summarizes its substantive content, and assesses its future prospects for bettering the life circumstances of the world’s six hundred and fifty million persons with disabilities. Although the CRPD has a remarkably broad transformative potential, we focus here on three areas we feel are most likely to yield immediate results.
Keywords: disability, human rights, development, unted nations, international lawworking papers series
Date posted: January 20, 2010 ; Last revised: June 9, 2010
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