A Future of Multidimensional Disadvantage Equality?
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: European and Scandinavian Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff 2009) 41-66
Posted: 1 Oct 2013
Date Written: 2009
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the first human rights convention adopted in the 21st century. By tailoring the existing human rights catalogue to the unique situation of persons with disabilities it represents a giant leap forward in the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities. At a more abstract level the Convention is an extremely important contribution to a paradigm change that is taking place and moves the approach of international human rights law from a concept of formal equality to a concept of multidimensional disadvantage equality.
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