The Long and Winding Road to Equality and Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities : The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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Abstract

This thesis examines several aspects of the equality and non-discrimination norms in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). A particular focus throughout the thesis is on the manner in which the equality and non-discrimination norms in the CRPD can increase participation and inclusion in society of persons with disabilities. The thesis also examines in detail the duty to reasonably accommodate persons with disabilities and, in particular, its outer limits. The book also devises a framework for review of measures adopted by States in the overall context of the progressive realisation of disability rights. Finally, it investigates how the equality and non-discrimination norms in the Convention have already influenced, and can potentially influence, the crucial shape of disability equality case law and policy. Overall, the thesis demonstrates that the CRPD holds enormous promise for the future application of the equality and non-discrimination norms in relation to the rights of persons with disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Waddington, Lisa, Supervisor
  • Coomans, Fons, Supervisor
Award date20 Nov 2015
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Publisher
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • equality
  • disabilities
  • UN Convention

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