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    The Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life: Is Cinderella Going to the Ball?

    Ferri, Delia and Leahy, Ann (2022) The Right of People with Disabilities to Participate in Cultural Life: Is Cinderella Going to the Ball? Elgar Handbook on Disability Policy.

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    Article 30 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) requires States Parties to ensure accessibility of cultural materials, activities and heritage. It also obliges them to ‘enable persons with disabilities to have the opportunity to develop and utilize their creative, artistic and intellectual potential’, highlighting the need for appropriate policies to enhance cultural participation of persons with disabilities. The chapter argues that Article 30 CRPD plays a pivotal role in the realization of the ‘human rights model of disability’ embedded in the Convention. By examining States Parties’ reports, related Lists of Issues and Concluding Observations of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the chapter detects trends, challenges, and gaps in States’ approaches to cultural rights of persons with disabilities. It then discusses new paths to operationalizing the human rights model of disability in the cultural field.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Article 30 CRPD; right to participate in cultural life; human rights model of disability; human dignity; accessibility; cultural policies;
    Academic Unit: Assisting Living & Learning,ALL institute
    Centre for European and Eurasian Studies
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Law
    Item ID: 16696
    Depositing User: Delia Ferri
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2022 12:21
    Journal or Publication Title: Elgar Handbook on Disability Policy
    Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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