The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Practice: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Courts

Lisa Waddington (Editor), Anna Lawson (Editor)

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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has now been in force for nearly a decade. This comprehensive study examines how courts in thirteen different jurisdictions make use of the Convention. This groundbreaking text is the first sustained comparative international law analysis of the CRPD, and illuminates the intersection between human rights law, disability law and international law through an examination of the role of courts.
The first part of the book contains chapters specific to each jurisdiction. The second part consists of comparative chapters which draw on the rich analysis of the jurisdiction-specific chapters. These chapters reflect on the emerging patterns of judicial usage and interpretation of the CRPD and on the wider implications for human rights theory and the nascent field of international comparative human rights law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages672
ISBN (Print)978-01-9878-662-7
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2018

Publication series

SeriesInternational Law in Domestic Legal Orders

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