CRPD and Transformative Equality
International Journal of Law in Context, Vol. 13(1), pp. 77–86, March 2017 doi:10.1017/S1744552316000483.
25 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2017
Date Written: March 9, 2017
This reflection responds primarily to the papers on legal agency and state intervention, with brief comments on the two other papers. The concept of transformative equality, developed in jurisprudence under the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), can promote a deeper understanding of the rights of persons with disabilities. In particular, it is useful to address power relations between disabled and non-disabled persons not only with respect to family members and medical professionals, but also in the institutions of law and the state.
Keywords: CRPD, Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Legal Capacity, State Intervention, Psychosocial Disabilities, Transformative Equality, Legal Agency, Disability Neutral
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