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Human Rights and the Inclusive Society

  • Jorge Cardona Llorens
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Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 13)

Abstract

Chapter 3 approaches disability as a reality that may impede the universality of human rights given that the rights of the group in question are “systematically violated”. To achieve an inclusive society in which everyone’s rights are implement, it is necessary to start with an adequate definition of the problem, referring to these individuals as “people with different capacities”, recognizing the place this difference has in society, and the role the State plays in the integration of this difference. To do this, their social visibility needs to be promoted as well as their accessibility to all spheres of social life, guaranteeing their participation in the labour and political fields, overcoming physical and cultural barriers, and putting an end to the existing confusion between mere social protection and the recognition of rights.

Keywords

Female Genital Mutilation Disable Person State Party Universal Design Fundamental Freedom 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International LawUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Committee on Rights of ChildrenU.N. GenevraGenevaSwitzerland

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