Art.17 Protecting the Integrity of the Person
Edited By: Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, Dimitris Anastasiou
- Disability — Jurisdiction
This chapter examines Article 17 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The notion of personal integrity has attracted notable attention in international human rights law debates in recent times. It has been viewed as strategic for the realization of fundamental freedoms and rights of marginalized segments of the society, including disabled persons. The chapter considers how an ad hoc right to personal integrity has arisen from the negotiations of the CRPD, and the scope of application of the right, based on the practice of the CRPD Committee and scholarly works in the field. It examines the inter-relationship between Article 17 and other CRPD provisions to understand how the interpretation and application of this right might change in the future based on the case-law of the CRPD Committee and on academic works in this field.