'This book gives an insight into the making of the United Nations Convention on Disability, the first binding international instrument of its kind on disability. In a lucid and simple style, the book provides an in depth understanding of the position of States giving emphasis on the role of India in the making of the convention and also the background of its evolution. A comprehensive coverage of four major issues on:\nDefinition\nEducation\nWork and Employment\nHealth and Rehabilitation\nhas also been included. Special attention has been given to assimilate the international scenario on disability with the recent national legislations in the area.\nThe book will prove to be a useful guide for law students, civil society, the academic community at large and indeed to all those who have a humanitarian approach in upholding the interest of differently-abled community.'
Contents Acknowledgmentv Prefacevii 1.Introduction1 1.1 Problems in International & Regional Human Rights Jurisprudence 1.2 Evolution of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 1.2.1Regional developments 1.2.2 Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 1.3Overview of the Convention 2.Definition of Disability: A Comparative Analysis15 2.1Disability and Related Problems 2.1.1Terminological Divergences 2.1.2Lack of well-conceived definition Individual Paradigm (a)Medical Approach (b)Psychological Approach (c)conomic-Vocational Approach (d)Systems Analysis Approach (e)Minority Group Approach (f)Human Rights Approach Socio-Political Paradigm 2.1.3Magnitude of the Problem 2.2Definition of Disability 2.2.1Definition under selected national legislation Canada China Ethiopia Israel South Korea Spain Sweden United Kingdom United States 2.2.2IndianRead more
Dr. Anu Prasannan is presently working as Assistant Professor of Law in Karnataka State Law University, Hubballi. She is First Rank holder in LL.M with specialisation in Administrative Law and was also awarded Cullen Law Prize for the highest percentage of marks in Administrative Law. She holds M.Phil and PhD degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and was awarded PhD on the topic Implementation of the United Nations Convention on Disability: A Case Study of India in 2012. Prior to joining Karnataka State Law University, she served as a Central Government employee under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. She has presented papers at National and International Seminars and was also awarded Best paper awards in the International Seminars and Conferences. She has also several publications to her credit.