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Art.9 Accessibility

Anna Lawson

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

Edited By: Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, Dimitris Anastasiou

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2023

Access to justice — Disability — Jurisdiction

This chapter examines Article 9 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which articulates rights to accessibility. The chapter is divided into three main sections in addition to the introduction. The first of these focuses on the Ad Hoc Committee debates that shaped Article 9. This will be organized thematically under four distinct headings so as to facilitate analysis of key recurring issues. The second and third sections deal with the current text of Article 9 (paragraphs 9(1) and 9(2) respectively), its implications, and the way in which it has been understood and applied, particularly by the CRPD Committee. Cross-cutting themes will be highlighted throughout as will any relevant domestic case law.

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