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The Human Rights-Based Approach to Disability

Course

Self-paced e-learning

UN Partner

Offered by

United Nations Institute for Training and Research

Course details

Length
25 Days
Effort
3-5 hours per week
Level
Introductory
Language
English
Venue
Online
Certificate
Yes
Price
Free
Start date
23 January 2023
End date
24 February 2023
Registration deadline
20 January 2023

Course summary

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.

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Target audience

Open to everyone.

Learning objectives

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.

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