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

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Arnardóttir, Oddný Mjöll, A Future of Multidimensional Disadvantage Equality? (2009). The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: European and Scandinavian Perspectives (Martinus Nijhoff 2009) 41-66. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2333474

Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir (Contact Author)

University of Iceland ( email )

Iceland

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