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PDF - Promoting equality and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities

PDF - Promoting equality and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities (2017)

Professor Lisa Waddington and Dr Andrea Broderick

REF. 035917GBR
Type of document : Document
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Language : English
Number of pages : 61

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Equality and non-discrimination: A core principle of all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Ensuring equal opportunities for persons with disabilities is an important facilitator of participation and inclusion in society. Both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the Council of Europe Disability Strategy 2017-2023 address equality and equalisation of opportunities for persons with disabilities. Article 5 of the UNCPRD requires States to adopt positive measures aimed at ensuring equality across the substantive rights in the Convention. The Council of Europe Disability Strategy aims at guiding and supporting the activities of Council of Europe member States in their implementation of the UNCRPD and Council of Europe standards regarding disability, and similarly addresses equality and non-discrimination.

The overall goal of this study is to analyse the obligations contained in the UNCRPD regarding equality and non-discrimination, and to provide examples of good national practices regarding equality and non-discrimination.

Contents
INTRODUCTION
PART 1: ARTICLE 5 OF THE UNCRPD: EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
     The social model of disability and its implications for law and policy making in the Council of Europe
     Article 5 of the UNCRPD
     Disability-specific measures and mainstreaming disabilities
     Multiple/intersectional discrimination
PART 2: OVERVIEW OF NATIONAL PRACTICES CONCERNING EQUALITY AND NON-DISCRIMINATION
     Non-discrimination legislation
     Employment initiatives
     Education
PART 3: CHECKLIST FOR ACHIEVING NON-DISCRIMINATION AND EQUALITY
KEY RESOURCES
     Council of Europe
     European Court of Human Rights
     European Commission
     European Network of Legal Experts in Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination
     The Academic Network of European Disability Experts
     Equinet
     Other European resources related to promoting equality in employment, vocational training and education
     United Nations and international resources
     Useful resources on equality mainstreaming, participation and gender and disability
BIBLIOGRAPHY
     United Nations Treaty Body Jurisprudence, General Comments/Recommendations
     National Legislation
     National Case Law
     EU Legislation
     EU Case Law

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