Human Rights Resources

Fact Sheet

Ratify Now
CRPD Factsheet

Text of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

RatifyNow
Unofficial version of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol in plain language.

UN Enable
Complete text of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol in multiple languages.

Handbooks and Toolkits

Harvard Project on Disability (HPOD)
Human Rights. Yes!
We Have Human Rights

Disabled Peoples’ International (DPI)
Ratification Toolkit
Implementation Toolkit

United Nations
Handbook for Parliamentarians (2007)

World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
Implementation Manual for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008)

Reports

National Council on Disability
Finding the Gaps: A Comparative Analysis of Disability Laws in the United States to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
Michael Ashley Stein and Michael Waterstone (2008)

International Disability Rights Monitor
IDRM: Regional Report of Asia (2005)
IDRM: Regional Report of the Americas (2004)
International Disability Rights Compendium (2003)

VIKE
Survey on the Ratification Processes of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Seven States
Riku Virtanen (2008)

United Nations
Human Rights and Disability: The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability
G. Quinn and T. Degener (2002)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
Promoting the Rights of Children with Disabilities (2007)

Publications

Disability and Social Change: A South African Agenda
Brian Watermeyer, Leslie Swartz, Theresa Lorenzo, Marguerite Schneider and Mark Priestly, editors (2006)

United Nations Economic and Social Commission (UNESCO)
Hidden Sisters: Women and Girls with Disabilities in the Asian and Pacific Region (1995)

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
It’s About Ability - An Explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008)

Academic Publications

Harvard Project on Disability (HPOD)
Beyond Disability Civil Rights, 58 Hastings Law Journal 1203
Michael Ashley Stein and Penelope J. S. Stein (2007)

Disability Human Rights, 95 California Law Review 75
Michael Ashley Stein (2007)

Disability and the Social Contract, 74 University of Chicago Law Review 1615
Anita Silvers and Michael Ashley Stein (2007)

Links

Convention News
Declarations and Reservations
International Disability Rights Monitor (IDRM)
Mental Disability Rights International
National Human Rights Institutions Forum
Organization of American States
RatifyNow
Secretariat of the African Decade
Signatories and Ratifications
United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
United Nations Enable
We Can Do blog

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