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Human rights and disabled persons

Leandro Despouy, Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities (1992)

Tipologia documento

Report

Editore

United Nations

Formato

PDF

Pagine

69

ISBN

92-1-154090-9

Lingua

EN

Abstract / Indice dei contenuti

Contents

INTRODUCTION
A. Origins of study
B. Background
C. Mandate of the Special Rapporteur
D. Sources and information received
E. Plan of work

I. BASIC LEGAL CONCEPTS
A. Addressing the question
B. International human rights standards
C. Other conventions of universal scope
D. Regional instruments
E. Standards of international humanitarian law
F. Non-conventional provisions
G. Summary and Assessment
H. Terminology, definition and statistics

II. FACTORS CAUSING DISABILITY
A. Multiple causes
B. Violations of human rights and of humanitarian law as factors causing disability
C. Suffering inflicted on non-combatants in situation of armed conflict or civil strife
D. Insufficient care and cruelty towards children and women
E. Specific problems of some other vulnerable groups
F. Underdevelopment and its various manifestations considered as a violation of human rights
G. Apartheid
H. Problems related to some deliberately inflicted forms of punishment and other treatment
I. Scientific experiments

III. PREJUDICES AND DISCRIMINATION AGAINST DISABLED PERSONS: AREAS, FORM AND SCOPE
A. Introduction
B. Areas and scope of discrimination
C. Cultural barriers
D. Particularly vulnerable situation of the mentally ill
E. Institutionalization
F. Elimination of abuses and of acts of discrimination

IV. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLICIES AND MEASURES DESIGNED TO ERADICATE DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES AND GUARANTEE THE DISABLED THE FULL ENJOYMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
A. Preliminary considerations
B. Committal to an institution or rehabilitation in the community
C. Measures taken to limit committal to institutions and to prevent abuses
D. Measures to facilitate the establishment and activities of associations of disabled persons
E. Rights of disabled persons in respect of education, training and vocational guidance
F. Rights of disabled persons in respect of employment and working conditions
G. Other rights of disabled persons
H. Measures to guarantee the exercise of the rights of disabled persons and the effectiveness of the remedies available to them

V. PUBLIC INFORMATION AND EDUCATION RECOMMENDATIONS AND PROPOSALS
A. General recommendations
B. Specific proposals

ANNEX. Replies received

Soggetto

Uguaglianza e non-discriminazione

Organizzazione che ha prodotto il documento

Nazioni Unite

Ultimo aggiornamento

29/4/2010

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