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The Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability (February 2022)


Date limite
14 fév 2022
25 Days
Zone du programme
Decentralize Cooperation Programme, Local Development, International Law
0.00 $US
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Arrière plan

The overall objective of this course is to allow a better understanding of the human rights-based approach to disability and to enable participants to identify gaps between existing policy and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, in order to implement it coherently.

Objectifs d'apprentissage

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the human rights-based approach to disability in contrast with previous approaches to disability;
  • Explain the guiding principles of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
  • Describe the concept of discrimination on the basis of disability as enshrined in the CRPD;
  • Describe the concept of inclusive development as enshrined in the CRPD
  • Describe some of the cross-cutting rights contained in the CRPD;
  • Identify policy built under previous approaches to disability that are not in line with the human rights-based approach to disability; 
  • Identify gaps in legislation with regard to the CRPD.

Contenu et structure

Module 1: What is (and what is not) disability?

Module 2: Introduction to the CRPD

Module 3: Discrimination and anti-discrimination in the CRPD

Module 4: Crosscutting and innovative provisions in the Convention

Informations supplémentaires

Certificate available upon successful completion of quiz with results above 75%.