From Rhetoric to Action Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

by Eilionoir Flynn

Part of the Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series Series

From Rhetoric to Action Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Synopsis

This book contains a global comparative study of implementation and monitoring mechanisms for national disability strategies. It comprises a comparative study that was conducted at international, regional and comparative country levels and that highlights critical success factors in implementing disability strategies or action plans worldwide. It explores emerging synergies between what is required to implement principles of international law contained in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and what it is possible to achieve through national policy and systems development. A number of critical success factors for implementing and monitoring strategies are identified, including leadership from government and civil society, participation of disabled people in implementation and monitoring, transparency and accountability in reporting on progress, independent monitoring and external review, and the ability to measure progress with indicators of disability equality.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781107011717
Publication date: 15th August 2011
Author: Eilionoir Flynn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 490 pages
Categories: Human rights, Disability: social aspects, Human rights & civil liberties law, Disability & the law,

About Eilionoir Flynn

Dr Eilion ir Flynn is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland Galway. Her research interests in the field of disability law include assisted and supported decision making, rights-enforcement mechanisms, and access to justice. At NUI Galway, she has taught across a range of disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including courses on comparative disability law; social and public policy; judicial activism; and advocacy, activism, and the public interest.

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