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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Kate Huh, Michael Ashley Stein, Aleta Sprague, Jody Heymann

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 October 2022

Subject(s):
Equality — Collective rights — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Group rights — Individual rights — Fundamental rights — Disabled persons — Discrimination

General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.
Managing Editor: Ana Harvey

1 According to a widely cited estimate by the World Health Organization (WHO), more than one billion people—or around 15 per cent of the global population—are living with some form of disability (WHO (2021)). Often referred to as ‘the world’s largest minority’ (UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs), persons with disabilities face discrimination and bias, rights restrictions, social and economic deprivations, and barriers to full participation in societies around the world. Over the past five decades, constitutions have become significant sites of efforts...
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