The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary

ISBN : 9780198810667

Ilias Bantekas; Michael Ashley Stein; Dimitris Anastasiou
1440 Pages
171 x 246 mm
Pub date
Sep 2018
Oxford Commentaries on International Law
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This treatise is a detailed article-by-article examination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Each article of the CRPD contains a methodical analysis of the preparatory works, followed by an exhaustive examination of the contents of each article based on case law and concluding observations from the CRPD Committee, judgments from national and international courts and tribunals, pertinent UN and other reports, the key literature on the article under review.

The volume features commentary from a broad range of scholars across a variety of disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive study of the legal, psychological, education, sociological, and other aspects of the CPRD. This encyclopaedic commentary on the CRPD effectively covers all the issues arising from international disability law and practice, and will be an ideal resource for all working in the field.


1 Janet Lord: Preamble 2 Emily Kakoullis and Yoshikazu Ikehara: Article 1: Purpose 3 Anna Nilsson: Article 2: Definitions 4 Sarah Arduin: Article 3: General Principles 5 Andrea Broderick: Article 4: General Obligations 6 Jessica Lynn Corsi: Article 5: Equality and Non-Discrimination 7 Roxanne Mykitiuk and Ena Chanda: Article 6: Women with Disabilities 8 Ilias Bantekas: Article 7: Children with Disabilities 9 Francisco Bariffi: Article 8: Awareness-raising 10 Anna Lawson: Article 9: Accessibility 11 Smitha Nizar: Chapter 10: Right to Life 12 Stephanie Motz: Article 11: Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies 13 Lucy Series and Anna Nilsson: Article 12: Equal Recognition before the Law 14 Eilionor Flynn: Article 13: Access to Justice 15 Michael Perlin and Eva Szeli: Article 14: Liberty and Security of Person 16 Phil Fennell: Article 15: Protection against torture and cruel or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment 17 Amanda Keeling: Article 16: Freedom from Exploitation, Violence and Abuse 18 Francesco Seatzu: Chapter 17: Protecting the Integrity of the Person 19 Lawrence Mute: Chapter 18: Liberty of Movement and Nationality 20 Janos Fiala-Butora, Arie Rimmerman and Ayelet Gur: Article 19: Living independently and being included in the community 21 Aart Hendriks and Lalin Kovudhikulrungsri: Article 20: Personal Mobility 22 Eliza Varney: Article 21: Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information 23 Molly Land , Anthony Giannoumis, Aga Kitkowska, and Maria Mikhaylova: Article 22: Respect for Privacy 24 Janos Fiala-Butora: Article 23: Respect for home and the family 25 Dimitris Anastasiou, Michael Gregory and James M Kauffman: Article 24: Education 26 Penelope Weller: Article 25: Health 27 Jerome Bickenbach and Dimitrios Skempes: Article 26: Habilitation and Rehabilitation 28 Ilias Bantekas, Facundo Pennilas and Stefan Tromel: Article 27: Work and Employment 29 Kevin Cremin: Article 28: Adequate standard of living and social protection 30 Ilze Grobelaar Du Plessis and Jehoshaphat Njau: Article 29: Participation in Political and Public Life 31 Ilias Bantekas, Chow Pok Yin Stephenson, Stavroula Karapapa and Eleni Polymenopoulou: Article 30: Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure and Sport 32 Mads Pedersen and Federico Ferretti: Article 31: Statistics and Data Collection 33 Janet Lord and Michael Ashley Stein: Article 32: International Cooperation 34 Valentin Aichele: Article 33: National Implementation and Monitoring 35 Katherine Guernsey: Article 34: Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 36 Arlene Kanter: Article 35: Reports by State Parties 37 Helene Combrinck: Article 36: Considerations of Reports 38 Kris Gledhill: Article 37: Cooperation between States Parties and the Committee 38 Ilias Bantekas: Article 38: Relationship of the Committee with Other Bodies 40 Mary Pat Treuthart: Article 39: Report of the Committee 41 Ilias Bantekas: Article 40: Conference of States Parties 42 Ilias Bantekas: Article 41: [Secretary-General as Depositary] 43 Ilias Bantekas: Article 42: Signature 44 Ilias Bantekas: Article 43: Consent to be Bound 45 Jacob Katz Cogan: Article 44: Regional Integration Organizations 46 Ilias Bantekas: Article 45: Entry into Force 47 Ilias Bantekas: Article 46: Reservations 48 Konstantinos Magliveras: Article 47: Amendments 49 Ilias Bantekas: Article 48: Denunciation 50 Eliza Varney: Article 49: Accessible Format 51 Ilias Bantekas: Article 50: Authentic Texts 52 Tina Stavrinaki: Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

About the author: 

Ilias Bantekas FCI Arb is Professor of International Law at Brunel and Northwestern (HBKU) Universities and a senior fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) of the University of London. He acts as consultant to various inter-governmental organizations, such as UNDP, UN special procedures, the Council of Europe, and the EU. He also advises state entities, law firms, and NGOs in most fields of international law, human rights, international development law, and arbitration, and is regularly appointed as arbitrator in international disputes. Key books include International Human Rights Law and Practice (CUP,2nd ed, 2016), International Law Concentrate (OUP, 3rd ed, 2017), Sovereign Debt and Human Rights (OUP 2018), and The International Criminal Court and Africa (OUP 2017). ; Michael Ashley Stein holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from Cambridge Universit. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School for over a decade, Stein holds an Extraordinary Professorship at the University of Pretoria's Centre for Human Rights, and a visiting professorship at the Free University of Amsterdam. Stein was previously Professor (and Cabell Professor) at William & Mary Law School, and also taught at New York University and Stanford Law schools. An internationally recognised expert on disability law and policy, Stein participated in the drafting of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, works with disabled peoples' organizations around the world, actively consults with governments on their disability laws and policies, advises a number of UN bodies and national human rights institutions, and has brought landmark litigation. ; Dimitris Anastasiou is Associate Professor of Special Education at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He holds B.S. degrees in psychology, sociology, and elementary education, an M.Sc. in special education and school psychology, and a Ph.D. in both special education and school psychology. His publications and scholarly interests include philosophical approaches to disability, disability rights, educational and disability policy, comparative special education, co-teaching, cultural issues with implications for educational policy, and educational interventions in reading and writing. Anastasiou has served as co-editor of the Journal of International Special Needs Education (JISNE), and as a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals. He is currently associate editor of the JISNE.

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