"This Commentary provides...legal article-by-article analysis of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Convention is the key international human rights instrument exclusively devoted to persons with disabilities and the centerpiece of international efforts to address inequalities and barriers they encounter to the full enjoyment of human rights. The book discusses the Convention's position within existing international human rights law and within the framework of the United Nations measures to protect the rights of people with disabilities. Starting with the background of all the Convention's articles, including the travaux préparatoires, this Commentary examines each provision's substance and interpretation, and explores the significance of each right, its legal scope and relationship with other international legal norms and principles. A unique contribution also analyzes the Optional Protocol to the Convention...[The] book provides insights into the practical operation of the Convention's provisions by assessing the practice of the CRPD Committee, the activities of relevant international and regional human rights bodies in enforcing the rights of persons with disabilities and the contracting parties' implementation practices. Relevant European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union and, if appropriate, other regional jurisdictions' case law, as well as the jurisprudence of domestic courts, are taken into consideration."-- Back cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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From invisible citizens to agents of change : a short history of the struggle for the recognition of the rights of persons with disabilities at the United Nations A new human rights model of disability The European Union and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities : complexities, challenges, and opportunities Preamble Article 1 : [purpose] Article 2 : [definitions] Article 3 : [general principles] Article 4 : [general obligations] Article 5 : [equality and non-discrimination] Article 6 : [women with disabilities] Article 7 : [children with disabilities] Article 8 : [awareness-raising] Article 9 : [accessibility] Article 10 : [right to life] Article 11 : [situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies] Article 12 : [equal recognition before the law] Article 13 : [access to justice] Article 14 : [liberty and security of person] Article 15 : [freedom from torture, inhuman or degrading treatment of punishment] Article 16 : [freedom from exploitation, violence and abuse] Article 17 : [protecting the integrity of the person] Article 18 : [liberty of movement and nationality] Article 19 : [living independently and being included in the community] Article 20 : [personal mobility] Article 21 : [freedom of expression and opinion, and access to information] Article 22 : [respect for privacy] Article 23 : [respect for home and the family] Article 24 : [education] Article 25 : [health] Article 26 : [habilitation and rehabilitation] Article 27 : [work and employment] Article 28 : [adequate standard of living and social protection] Article 29 : [participation in political and public life] Article 30 : [participation in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport] Article 31 : [statistics and data collection] Article 32 : [international cooperation] Article 33 : [national implementation and monitoring] Article 34 : [Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities] Article 35 : [reports by state parties]; Article 36 : [consideration of reports] Article 37 : [cooperation between states parties and the committee] Article 38 : [relationship of the committee with other bodies] Article 39 : [report of the committee] Article 40 : [conference of state parties] Article 41 : [depositary] ; Article 42 : [signature] ; Article 43 : [consent to be bound] Article 44 : [regional integration organizations] Article 45 : [entry into force]; Article 46 : [reservations]; Article 47 : [amendments]; Article 48 : [denunciation]; Article 49 : [accessible format]; Article 50 : [authentic texts] Optional protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Charting the development of human rights law through the CRPD Table of treaties and other international instruments.