From Rhetoric to Action: Implementing the UN Convention on by Eilionóir Flynn

By Eilionóir Flynn

This e-book features a worldwide comparative learn of implementation and tracking mechanisms for nationwide incapacity ideas. It includes a comparative research that used to be carried out at foreign, local, and comparative state degrees and that highlights severe luck elements in imposing incapacity recommendations or motion plans all over the world. It explores rising synergies among what's required to enforce rules of foreign legislation inside the conference at the Rights of folks with Disabilities and what it truly is attainable to accomplish via nationwide coverage and structures improvement. a couple of severe good fortune elements for enforcing and tracking options are pointed out, together with management from executive and civil society, participation of disabled humans in implementation and tracking, transparency and responsibility in reporting on growth, autonomous tracking and exterior evaluation, and the power to degree growth with symptoms of incapacity equality.

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163. 28 24 Comparative International Trends have taken reasonable steps to improve rights protections in accordance with available resources. 31 This floor will vary depending on the nature of the right protected; however, it is clear that ensuring that people are informed of their rights should form part of any core minimum obligation, and should be included in a national disability strategy. In General Comment 5, which refers specifically to the right of people with disabilities, the Committee describes progressive realisation as follows: The obligation of States parties to the Covenant to promote progressive realization of the relevant rights to the maximum of their available resources clearly requires Governments to do much more than merely abstain from taking measures which might have a negative impact on persons with disabilities.

N. Doc. htm> (last accessed 20 October 2010). 3 Introduction and Methodology human rights treaties,4 and that the Conference has an important part to play in facilitating interstate learning on the development and implementation of national disability strategies to implement the Convention. ”5 Knowledge concerning the crafting of national disability strategies is quite underdeveloped at present, and this book aims to make a significant contribution to the debate on how national disability strategies should be framed in order to ensure effective implementation.

31 See, for example, Irish Human Rights Commission, Observations on the Proposals Paper of the Disability Legislation Consultation Group (DLCG) from the Perspective of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (Dublin: Irish Human Rights Commission, 2003), p. 12. 32 Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, General Comment 5€ – Persons with Disabilities 09/12/94, E/1995/22, para. 9. 30 25 From Rhetoric to Action allocating extra resources to services that facilitate the participation of people with disabilities, such as education and health care, but also by reducing structural disadvantage in policy making and implementation mechanisms to ensure that these reflect the concerns of people with disabilities and that information on entitlements is accessible to all.

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