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The Future of Disability Law in India
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The Future of Disability Law in India: A Critical Analysis of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995

Jayna Kothari


This volume critically reviews the Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act of 1995 in India. It addresses the core themes of the statute, which revolve around equality and non-discrimination. It argues that due to the lack of clarity of the Act, civil society groups, judges, and even lawyers often find it difficult to interpret its provisions. It highlights possible amendments to the PWD in order to bring it compliance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) and discusses the potential role of the private sector in providing social security to the disab ... More

Keywords: Persons with Disabilities Act, India, equality, non-discrimination, CPRD, persons with disability, social security, public employment, right to education, right to access

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077626
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077626.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jayna Kothari, author
Bangalore, India