Disability

Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

Mainstreaming Disability in Development: The need for a Disability-Inclusive Post-2015 Development Agenda

As a report by the World Health Organization indicates, around 15% of the world’s population, roughly 1 billion people, live with some form of disability, making them the world’s largest...
An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

An Extraordinary Feat of Firsts: Oxford Disability Mooting Championship and Discussion

On 22 November 2014, the Oxford Law Faculty and Wadham College organised the Herbert Smith Freehills Oxford Disability Mooting Championship final at the Keble College Chapel. The moot marked a...
Indian Lip Service to the UNCRPD: Examining the Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Indian Lip Service to the UNCRPD: Examining the Persons with Disabilities Bill 2014

Having ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in 2007, India was legally as well as constitutionally obligated to bring its domestic laws in line...
The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica

The Problem of Progressive Realization – Protecting the Rights of the Disabled in Jamaica

Jamaica boasts of being the first country in the world to both sign and ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities, on March 30, 2007....
Executing the Intellectually Disabled: a Stronger Prohibition

Executing the Intellectually Disabled: a Stronger Prohibition

On 21 February 1978, Freddie Hall and his accomplice, kidnapped, raped and murdered a young woman, and in a separate incident, killed a sheriff’s deputy. Hall’s siblings, teachers, and the...
McDonald v UK: The ECtHR on Social Care Provision

McDonald v UK: The ECtHR on Social Care Provision

So did Ms McDonald OBE, former ballerina, win her case in the European Court of Human Rights (McDonald v UK) or not? The Guardian on 20 May 2014 said: “European...
A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

A Successful First Instance Challenge to Bedroom Tax

The Liverpool first tier tribunal (“FTT”) has recently overturned the decision of a Local Authority to reduce the housing benefit of Mr Carmichael, the husband of one of the claimants...
P v Cheshire West and Chester Council: Shaping Deprivations of Liberty

P v Cheshire West and Chester Council: Shaping Deprivations of Liberty

The case of P v Cheshire West and Chester Council considered whether living arrangements for mentally incapacitated people necessarily constitute a deprivation of their liberty. Its significance lies in the...
Nigerian Standup Comedians and Differently Abled Persons from a Human Rights Lens

Nigerian Standup Comedians and Differently Abled Persons from a Human Rights Lens

The Nigeria popular art space came to life about a decade ago with the coming of Nollywood. Standup comedy followed closely with various shows in Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and...
Is There a Hierarchy of Human Rights and Human Rights Reporting?

Is There a Hierarchy of Human Rights and Human Rights Reporting?

I believe that just as there is a hierarchy of rights, as discussed by human rights scholars, there is also a hierarchy of human rights reporting. War reporting and the...
The More, the Murkier: Of Several Draft Laws on Disability in India

The More, the Murkier: Of Several Draft Laws on Disability in India

India has finally been taken over by the wave of legislative engagement with the rights of persons with disabilities (PwDs), several years after ratifying the United Nations Convention on the...

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