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

Description

Introduced in 2008, the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has existed for nearly a decade. This comprehensive study examines how courts in thirteen different jurisdictions make use of the Convention. The first sustained comparative international law analysis of the CRPD, Waddington and Lawsons ground breaking text illuminates the intersection between human rights law, disability law and international law through an examination of the role of courts. The first part of the book contains chapters specific to each jurisdiction. The second part consists of comparative chapters which draw on the rich analysis of the jurisdiction-specific chapters. These chapters reflect on emerging patterns of judicial usage and interpretation of the CRPD and on the wider implications for human rights theory and the nascent field of international comparative human rights law. This volume is a vital and thought-provoking addition to the literature on comparative international law and disability rights.

Details

Author(s)
Lisa Waddington, Anna Lawson
Format
Hardback | 672 pages
Dimensions
163 x 239 x 44mm | 1,158g
Publication date
31 Jul 2018
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Publication City/Country
Oxford, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
019878662X
ISBN13
9780198786627
Bestsellers rank
93,778