Population Policy and Eugenic Theory: Implications of China's Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

China: An International Journal (CIJ), 2010

Posted: 4 Jun 2010

See all articles by Carole J. Petersen

Carole J. Petersen

William S. Richardson School of Law; Matsunaga Institute for Peace, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Date Written: March 1, 2010

Abstract

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first new human rights treaty of the 21st century. China was an early supporter of the CRPD and became East Asia's first State Party in 2008. This article discusses how the CRPD protects the rights of persons with disabilities to life, marriage and procreation, and analyses China's population policy, which continues to reflect eugenic theories. As China did not file any reservations, it is now obligated to reform laws and policies that conflict with the CRPD.

Suggested Citation

Petersen, Carole J., Population Policy and Eugenic Theory: Implications of China's Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (March 1, 2010). China: An International Journal (CIJ), 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1619662

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