The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) which entered into force in 2008, is a legally binding instrument that has been widely ratified. It is grounded in a human rights-based approach, moving away from previous models on disability, such as the medical model.
About this course
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.Download syllabus
Open to everyone.
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.