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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.28 Adequate Standard of Living and Social Protection

Kevin Cremin

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: 21 August 2019

Subject(s):
Disability — Right to adequate standard of living — Jurisdiction

This chapter examines Article 28 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which deals with the rights that persons with disabilities have to an adequate standard of living and to social protection. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights both recognize the right to an adequate standard of living. Similarly, Article 23 of the UDHR recognizes ‘the right to just and favourable remuneration ensuring for himself and his family an existence worthy of human dignity, and supplemented, if necessary, by other means of social protection’. Evidence indicates, however, that these rights have not been effectively implemented for persons with disabilities. Article 28 aims to combat this injustice.

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