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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in PracticeA Comparative Analysis of the Role of Courts$
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Lisa Waddington and Anna Lawson

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198786627

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786627.001.0001

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Setting the Scene

Setting the Scene

(p.1) 1 Setting the Scene
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Practice

Anna Lawson

Lisa Waddington

Oxford University Press

This chapter introduces the book and provides important context for all the subsequent chapters. In particular, it explains the aim of the research presented in the book and situates it within the emerging literature on comparative international (human rights) law, as well as the literature on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It also sets out the methodology used and explains how the book is structured, with jurisdiction-specific chapters, and chapters providing comparative analysis across jurisdictions illuminating the differences and similarities in the interpretation and use of the CRPD by domestic courts and judges.

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

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