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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Disabled People, Non-Discrimination of

Theresia Degener, Marité Decker

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 January 2021

Equality before the law — Disability

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 International rules against the discrimination of disabled persons have developed as a new area of international and national law in the last two decades of the 20th century. About a quarter of all United Nations (UN) Member States adopted anti-discrimination legislation during that period. International and regional instruments served as an incentive to national developments. A growing civil society of organized persons with disabilities also had an impact on this legislative process. 2 Non-discrimination law protecting persons with disabilities differs from...
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