Fundamental constitutional rights and policy approaches for persons with disabilities in 193 UN Member States
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Identify the extent to which constitutions of all UN member states address fundamental rights of persons with disabilities in line with provisions of the UN CRPD. Compare the existence of relevant social policies for adults and children with disabilities, including states’ provision of inclusive education and income support to families with disabled children. Discuss the relevance of constitutional provisions for advancing equal rights of persons with disabilities in the context of other legal and policy approaches.
Keyword(s): Disabilities, Human Rights
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a primary investigator of a study on constitutional rights of persons with disabilities in 193 countries that was conducted with co-authors of this submission. I have worked as a policy analyst at the WORLD Policy Analysis Center since June 2012 and have gained strong expertise in the data collection, coding and dissemination of findings on laws and policies relevant for this study. My background and research expertise is in health sciences and epidemiology.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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