Disability

The Future Could Be Accessible, But Only If All Disability Shortlists Are Made Legal

The Future Could Be Accessible, But Only If All Disability Shortlists Are Made Legal

Tuesday 3 December marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPWD), but with only one week to go until the UK General Election, the prospects of sufficient Members of...
Non-abyssal and Ableist Indian Supreme Court: The Abyssal Exclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Non-abyssal and Ableist Indian Supreme Court: The Abyssal Exclusion of Persons with Disabilities

The famous critical thinker, Santos, has forcefully argued that critical theorists and social scientists have never acknowledged the existence of an abyssal line. The conception of an abyssal line draws...
When does a person have an intellectual disability? The insights of the US Supreme Court

When does a person have an intellectual disability? The insights of the US Supreme Court

A death sentence against a convict with an intellectual disability (ID) would violate the Eighth Amendment’s proscription of cruel and unusual punishments, because it would serve no penological purpose. In...
Affirmative Action Without Accessibility: India’s Higher Education System Fails Disabled Students

Affirmative Action Without Accessibility: India’s Higher Education System Fails Disabled Students

2.21 % of India’s population is disabled, and many of these disabled persons are subject to exclusion and discrimination in accessing higher education. To secure the rights of disabled people,...
‘The Family and Diabetes’ in the EU: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

‘The Family and Diabetes’ in the EU: Taking the Bitter with the Sweet

This year’s World Diabetes Day focuses on ‘the family and diabetes’. Family members play a vital role in diabetes care, especially parents caring for children too young to understand the...
Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Release of landmark report into the education of students with disability in Victoria, Australia

Around one in every six students in the Australian state of Victoria lives and learns with disability. On 29 June 2018 the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash...
Proposals to End Free Travel for Most Post-16 Special Educational Needs and Disability students in Oxfordshire Limits Right to Education   

Proposals to End Free Travel for Most Post-16 Special Educational Needs and Disability students in Oxfordshire Limits Right to Education  

On 19th June, Oxfordshire County Council will decide whether to end free travel for most Post-16 Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) students, as proposed in its Home to School...
Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Discriminatory changes to UK disability benefits: some hope from judicial intervention?

Welfare benefit law and policy has seen considerable controversy over the last few years, as existing benefits are changed and reduced. This April saw the annual changes to benefit levels...
CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

CRPD Committee Adopts New General Comment on Equality and Non-Discrimination

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities released its advance unedited version of the General Comment No. 6 on Equality and Non-Discrimination on 9 March 2018. The Committee’s...
Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Falling into gaps and getting stuck in traps: Post-18 transition for young people with learning difficulties

Connor Sparrowhawk, a young man of 18 with autism and epilepsy, was admitted to Slade House after he became increasingly agitated by changes as he prepared to leave school and...
Negotiating Public Spaces, Equal Access, and Disability Rights in India

Negotiating Public Spaces, Equal Access, and Disability Rights in India

In December 2017, the Supreme Court of India directed the Union Government to take adequate measures for proper and safe access to public spaces, roads, transport facilities, and movement on...
Law and Disability: Why Getting Disability Law on the University’s Curriculum Matters to Disability Rights

Law and Disability: Why Getting Disability Law on the University’s Curriculum Matters to Disability Rights

Today marks an important moment for the foregrounding of the rights of people with disabilities at Oxford. It is the inaugural Oxford University Disability Law and Policy Conference. This conference...

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