Active Citizenship and Disability: Implementing the by Andrew Power

By Andrew Power

This publication offers a world comparative research of the implementation of incapacity rights legislations and coverage serious about the rising ideas of self-determination and personalisation. It explores how those ideas were enshrined within the United countries conference at the Rights of individuals with Disabilities and the way diverse jurisdictions have applied them to permit significant engagement and participation via people with disabilities in society. The philosophy of 'active citizenship' underpinning the conference - that each one electorate may still (be in a position to) actively perform the group - presents the center point of interest of this publication, which grounds its research in exploring how this aim has been imagined and carried out throughout quite a number nations. The case stories research how various jurisdictions have reformed incapacity legislations and coverage and reconfigured how aid is run and funded to make sure greatest selection and independence is accorded to individuals with disabilities.

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Res. N. Doc A/810 at 71 (1948) [hereinafter UDHR]. A. res. N. GAOR Supp. (No. N. Doc. S. 171, entered into force 23 March 1976 [hereinafter ICCPR]. A. res. N. GAOR Supp. (No. N. Doc. S. 3, entered into force 3 January 1976 [hereinafter ICESCR]. A. Res. N. GAOR, Supp. No. N. Doc. A/6014 (1966). A. Res. N. , Annex, Supp. No. N. Doc. A/39/51 (1984). The UDHR makes only one reference to disability. Article 25 provides that: ‘[E]veryone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family .

N. GAOR, Supp. No. N. Doc. A/6014 (1966). A. Res. N. , Annex, Supp. No. N. Doc. A/39/51 (1984). The UDHR makes only one reference to disability. Article 25 provides that: ‘[E]veryone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and his family . . and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control’. See UDHR, supra, n. 7. Degener, T. (1995) ‘Disabled Persons and Human Rights: The Legal Framework’, in Degener, T.

Rev. 83: 449. uri=COM:2010:0636: FIN:EN:PDF (accessed 12 March 2012). For more on the CRPD from a European perspective, see generally Arnardottir, O. and Quinn, ´ G. ), (2009) Future Prospects for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in The UN Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities: European and Scandinavian Perspectives. See also Lawson, A. ’ in Arnardottir, O. and Quinn, G. ´ Ibid. p. 103. For a helpful international and comparative law perspective written prior to the adoption of the CRPD, see Degener, T.

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