This book explores the journey of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as it is interpreted and translated from International Human Rights Law into domestic law and policy in different cultural contexts. Beginning with reflections on 'culture', 'disability' and 'human rights' from different disciplinary perspectives, the work is then organised as 'snapshots' of the journey of the CRPD from the international level to the domestic; the process of ratification, the process of implementation, and then the process of monitoring the CRPD's implementation in States Parties cultural contexts. Leading global contributors provide cutting-edge accounts of the interactions between the CRPD and diverse cultures, revealing variations in the way that the concept of 'culture' is defined. This collection will appeal to academics and students in Law and Socio-Legal Studies, Disability Studies, Policy Studies and Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology; and those training to be service providers with persons with disabilities.
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1. Introduction Section I - Culture, Disability and the CRPD 2. Legal Culture and the CRPD 3. Anthropology, Disability and the CRPD 4. Recognising Cultural Diversity: Implications for Persons with Disabilities 5. A Personal Reflection on Indigeneity, Colonisation and the CRPD Section II - The Ratification Process: To Be Or Not To Be? 6. The Failure of the United States to Ratify the CRPD 7. The Long Road to Ratification: Ireland and the CRPD 8. A Consultative Culture? The Ratification Process for the CRPD in Cyprus 9. A Janus-Faced Affair: Sri Lanka's Ratification of the CRPD Section III - Making Disability Human Rights Happen? Cultural Challenges to Implementing the CRPD 10. The 'Transposition' of Article 12 of the CRPD in China and its Potential Impact on Chinese Legal Capacity Law and Culture 11. Implementation of Article 19 of the CRPD in Hungary and its Impact on the Deinstitutionalisation Process So Far 12. Implementing Article 19 of the CRPD in Nordic Welfare States: The Culture of Welfare and the CRPD 13. Article 30 of the CRPD as a Vehicle for Social Transformation: Harnessing the CRPD's Potential for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities Section IV - Monitoring the CRPD: Resolving Conflicting Interests? 14. Was Ratification of the CRPD the High Watermark for United Kingdom Disability Rights? Ten Years of Monitoring Implementation of the CRPD 15. The Role of Disabled People's Organisations in Promoting the CRPD in Indonesia 16. The Process of State Party Reporting to the CRPD Committee: The Indian Experience 17. Conclusion.
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