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Litigating for disability equality rights

Canadian Disability Rights Council.

Litigating for disability equality rights

the promises and the pitfalls

by Canadian Disability Rights Council.

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Published by The Council in Winnipeg .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Capacity and disability -- Canada.,
  • Physically handicapped -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- Canada.,
  • Legal assistance to the handicapped -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementprepared for the Canadian Disability Rights Council by Sandra A. Goundry and Yvonne Peters.
    ContributionsGoundry, Sandra A., Peters, Yvonne.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p. ;
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16869782M

    Access to justice. Access to justice is both the ‘means’ and an ‘end’ of disability rights litigation It is a ‘means’ in that it is the vehicle which gives persons with disabilities an opportunity to enforce the protection of their fundamental human rights before an impartial and independent tribunal or court. On the other hand, access to justice is an ‘end’ where it is. Canada is at a crossroads. The gap between our national self-image as a country that respects human rights and the reality of socio-economic inequality and exclusion demands a re-engagement with the international human rights project and a recommitment to the values of social justice and equality affirmed in the early years of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

    This book examines the impact of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on national and international jurisprudence, since its adoption in It offers state of the art knowledge on the functions, challenges and limitations of the CRC in domestic, regional and international children's rights litigation. Litigating the Rights of the Child provides insight in the role of the Book Edition: Over the years, The Atlantic Philanthropies has seen that strategic litigation can be a powerful tool for promoting social change. With assistance from Atlantic, advocacy groups in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, and the United States have mounted legal challenges to address a broad range of problems, from race discrimination to poverty and socio-economic inequality to.

    Equal rights for people with disabilities have advanced on several fronts in the past five years. Both representatives of the federal administration and of organizations active in the support to people with disabilities agreed on that when they presented their 5 years report on 3 December A1P1 / Article One of the First Protocol Age discrimination Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights: Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights: right to a fair trial Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – right to respect for Continue reading "A-Z of Equality Rights".


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