CRPD

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was the first human rights convention of the 21st Century. Drafted 17 years after the Convention on the Rights of the Child, and 27 years after the Convention on Elimination of Discrimination against Women, it brings a more progressive interpretation of principles and approaches to human rights and adds to the overall human rights discourse and understanding, not only in the field of disability. This is a fundamental contribution that has to be taken into consideration in our work for children in Geneva.

This paper sets out to examine the synergies between three key treaties of relevance to the rights of children with disabilities: the Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989), the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (1979). They each dovetail, reinforce, and elaborate the others, and contribute towards the goals of equality and inclusive development. Their inter-related nature was acknowledged in the Secretary General’s Status Report and Omnibus Resolution on children with disabilities, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2011. Together they embody four core values of human rights law that are of particular importance in the context of disability.
• the dignity of each individual, who is deemed to be of inestimable value because of his/her inherent selfworth, and not because s/he is economically or otherwise ‘useful’;
• the concept of autonomy or self-determination, which is based on the presumption of a capacity for self-directed action and behaviour, and requires that the person be placed at the centre of all decisions affecting him/her;
• the inherent equality of all regardless of difference;
• the ethic of solidarity, which requires society to sustain the freedom of the person with appropriate social support.

It is intended that this analysis will strengthen awareness and understanding of how the synergy between these Conventions can be used to facilitate more effective advocacy, legislative and policy development, and accountability to promote the rights of children with disabilities.
 

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Implementation

Year: 

2009

The world has a goal: universal primary education, the second of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), calls for all children to complete primary school. The right of children with disabilities to a high-quality education alongside their peers is also enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The question of how best to achieve this is more complicated. This paper explores how Leonard Cheshire Disability approaches this issue and how our projects support children with disabilities to get the education that they, and all children, deserve.

Category: 

Implementation

Authors:

Diana Shaw

Year: 

2013

The purpose for writing this guide was that the CRPD will only be effective for children with disabilities if they themselves, their caregivers, local communities, civil society organization, and children's and disability rights advocates know that it exists and how to use it. Save the Children has responded to this need for information by developing this guide to assist children with disabilities and their advocates to use the new Convention by claiming their rights and begin to build inclusive societies that are equally respectful of all children. Throughout this document an emphasis is place on child participation and case studies are given to substatiate the guide.

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Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communication for Social Change

Year: 

2009

This Innocenti Digest on "Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities" examines the situation of the some 200 million children with disabilities around the world and identifies ways to support the realization of their rights. Children with disabilities constantly face barries to the enjoyment of their rights and inclusion in socieyy. But the tide is changing, as many countries have begun to reform their laws and structures in the past two decades to promote the participation of children with disabilities as full menbers of society. This Digest promotes such participation, and discusses all aspects of their development, including access to education, health services and rehabilitation, social and legal assistance, play and cultural activities, vocational and life-skills training. It focuses on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which, building on the provisions of the Convention on the Right of the Child, opens a new era in securing the rights of children with disabilities.

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Legislation, Policy and Financing

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UNICEF

Year: 

2007

The purpose of this human rights activities guide is to empower children and young people with and without disabilities to speak out on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD); to advocate for their rights; and to make their communities more inclusive.

Category: 

Partnerships, Advocacy, and Communication for Social Change

Authors:

Karr, Valerie

Year: 

2009

Include pesrons with disabilities in national plans to realize MDGs

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Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

UN General Assembly

Year: 

2010

50 articles plus 18 in Optional Protocol. Two versions (English and Russian)

Category: 

Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

UN General Assembly

Year: 

2006

Overview; the convention in detail; monitoring the convention and the optional protocol; becoming a party to the Convention and Optional Protocol; national Legislation and the Convention; from provisions to practice: Implementing the convention; creating national institutions to implement and monitor the convention

Category: 

Legislation, Policy and Financing

Authors:

UNDESA

Year: 

2007

Help UNCTs and partners to mainstream rights of persons with disabilities in UN Country programming

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Implementation

Authors:

UN Development Group

Year: 

2011

How Inclusive Education can be established based upon the requirements of the UNCRPD

Category: 

Implementation

Authors:

Rieser, R.

Year: 

2012

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