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Art.29 Participation in Political and Public Life

Ilze Grobelaar Du Plessis, Jehoshaphat Njau

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: 08 June 2023

Disability — Right to take part in conduct of public affairs — Right to have access to public service — Jurisdiction

This chapter examines Article 29 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Like all rights provided for under international human rights law, political and public life participation is to be recognized, enjoyed, and exercised without exclusions and/or restrictions. The Working Group to the Ad Hoc Committee of the draft Convention was given a mandate to draft Article 29 CRPD in line with the universal human rights treaties, to provide a protection mechanism that would ensure that persons with disabilities are entitled to the same entitlement to participate in political and public life in the same manner as other persons without disabilities.

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