All children deserve special measures to ensure the effective protection of their rights. Children with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to discrimination and violations of their rights. Disabled children face double prejudice on account of the combined disadvantage accruing to them due to their impairment and age. They often fall through the gaps of legal protection, as the norms applied to non-disabled children are inadequate to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities are upheld. As particularly vulnerable individuals, there is no doubt that the rights of disabled children must be subject to specific safeguards. The united nations convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (crpd or convention) revolutionises the manner in which international human rights law addresses the rights of people with disabilities. This chapter explores the novelties introduced by the crpd in respect of children with disabilties, analysing in particular the constituent elements of article 7 of the crpd.
|Title of host publication||The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary|
|Editors||G. Palmisano, V. Della Fina, R Cera|
|Place of Publication||Cham|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|