Part I: Human rights

Sophie Mitra, Sally Robinson

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) and the 2030 Development Agenda for Sustainable Development affirm the commitment of the international community to promote the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society. The CRPD recognizes “that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others” (Preamble, paragraph (e)).

The purpose of the UNCRPD “is to promote, protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity” (United Nations, 2006). As of June 2021, it has been ratified by 182 countries...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Handbook on Disability Policy
EditorsSally Robinson, Karen R. Fisher
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781800373655
ISBN (Print)9781800373648
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Disability policy
  • Human rights
  • Inclusion
  • Health
  • Wellbeing


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