The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

A Commentary

Editors: Della Fina, Valentina, Cera, Rachele, Palmisano, Giuseppe (Eds.)

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  • In-depth analysis of each Article of the UNCRPD, including the Optional Protocol
  • Includes references to UNCRPD implementation practice at international, regional and domestic levels​
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This Commentary provides the first comprehensive legal article-by-article analysis of the provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The Convention is the key international human rights instrument exclusively devoted to persons with disabilities and the centerpiece of international efforts to address inequalities and barriers they encounter to the full enjoyment of human rights. The book discusses the Convention’s position within existing international human rights law and within the framework of the United Nations measures to protect the rights of people with disabilities.

Starting with the background of all the Convention’s articles, including the travaux préparatoires, this Commentary  examines each provision’s substance and interpretation, and explores the significance of each right, its legal scope and relationship with other international legal norms and principles. A unique contribution also analyzes the Optional Protocol to the Convention. In addition to enriching academic studies of international human rights law, the book provides insights into the practical operation of the Convention’s provisions by assessing the practice of the CRPD Committee, the activities of relevant international and regional human rights bodies in enforcing the rights of persons with disabilities and the contracting parties’ implementation practices. Relevant European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union and, if appropriate, other regional jurisdictions’ case law, as well as the jurisprudence of domestic courts, are taken into consideration.

Contributions from leading scholars and international experts make this book an indispensable resource for lawyers, academics, students, journalists, international organizations, NGOs and other stakeholders wanting to better understand the rights of people with disabilities. Furthermore, it makes a valuable contribution to appraising the impact of the Convention in the legal orders of contracting parties and to charting the way forward in the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.

About the authors

Valentina Della Fina is senior researcher in international law at the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council of Italy (ISGI-CNR). She holds a Ph.D. in law of international organizations from University of Teramo. She has a consolidated scientific background in the fields of international human rights law, disability rights, and law of international organizations. She is co-editor of the book La Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite sui diritti delle persone con disabilità. Commentario (Aracne, Roma, 2010) and managed the EU Project Promoting Equal Rights for People with Autism in the Field of Employment and Education.

Rachele Cera is researcher at the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council of Italy (ISGI-CNR), with a specialization in the field of international cooperation and legal protection of vulnerable people. She took part in all ISGI researches on the legal protection of persons with disabilities and co-managed the EU Project Promoting Equal Rights for People with Autism in the Field of Employment and Education. She is author of publications on disability rights, and co-editor of the book La Convenzione delle Nazioni Unite sui diritti delle persone con disabilità. Commentario (Aracne, Roma, 2010).

Giuseppe Palmisano is director of the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council of Italy (ISGI-CNR). He is full professor of international law and president of the European Committee of Social Rights (Council of Europe). His research activities focus mainly on international human rights, in particular social rights.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

Table of contents (47 chapters)
  • From Invisible Citizens to Agents of Change: A Short History of the Struggle for the Recognition of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at the United Nations

    Degener, Theresia (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • A New Human Rights Model of Disability

    Degener, Theresia

    Pages 41-59

  • The European Union and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Complexities, Challenges and Opportunities

    Lawson, Anna

    Pages 61-76

  • Preamble

    Cera, Rachele

    Pages 77-87

  • Article 1 [Purpose]

    Fina, Valentina Della

    Pages 89-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Book Subtitle
A Commentary
Editors
  • Valentina Della Fina
  • Rachele Cera
  • Giuseppe Palmisano
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43790-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43790-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43788-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82911-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 769
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