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The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - A Commentary edited by Bantekas, Ilias; Stein, Michael Ashley; Anastasiou, Dimitris

Art.11 Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies

Stephanie Motz

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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 August 2019

Subject(s):
Disability — Jurisdiction

This chapter examines Article 11 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Article 11 CRPD is a unique human right, which for the first time creates obligations in situations of risk, including humanitarian emergencies and natural disasters, and permits of no derogation in times of emergency. Since the adoption of Article 11, important policy developments have taken place regarding persons with disabilities in situations of conflict or disaster. For instance, persons with disabilities have been expressly referred to in the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–30, the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, the Sphere Handbook, and the Code of Conduct for the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief.

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