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Convention: New on-line book on CRPD

Posted 28/4-11 at 00.11

The Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Finland (VIKE) has just published an English translation of, United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Multidisciplinary Perspectives, a collection of 15 essays, edited by Jukka Kumpuvuori and Martin Scheinin.

The essays are organised in four sections; UN CRPD - why and what?, ‘Traditional disability rights and the UN CRPD, Participation of persons with disabilities, New trends in disability rights.

The book offers introductory material on disability rights, as well as some in-depth studies of particular articles of the Convention and how it has played out in specific countries and regions. The publication can be downloaded free of charge at:




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