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

Lisa Waddington and Anna Lawson

Abstract

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has been in force for nearly a decade. This book examines how the Convention has been given effect and interpreted in thirteen different jurisdictions. It has two main interconnected aims. The first is to investigate and compare the way in which the CRPD has been interpreted and applied by courts in different jurisdictions. The second is to investigate and deepen understanding of the CRPD’s influence at the domestic level. The first of these aims situates this study within the emerging field of comparative international law—to ... More

Keywords: Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), comparative international law, disability rights law, comparative analysis, human rights law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198786627
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198786627.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa Waddington, editor
Professor and European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law, Maastricht University

Anna Lawson, editor
Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds