Disabled People, Non-Discrimination of
Theresia Degener, Marité Decker
- Equality before the law — Disability
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
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...