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Societies 2018, 8(2), 28; https://doi.org/10.3390/soc8020028

An Analysis of the Adequacy of Protection Afforded by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Situations of Armed Conflict

School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF10 3AT, UK
Received: 23 February 2018 / Revised: 6 April 2018 / Accepted: 11 April 2018 / Published: 8 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Social Participation and Human Rights)
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This essay aims to describe the contrasting approaches to disability described by international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL) with the aim of pointing out the approaches/models of disability underpinning two legal regimes. The limits of those approaches/models in the treatment and protection of persons with disabilities shall be investigated and established. Ultimately, the paper considers the possibility of recommending a unified approach/model that should underpin both IHL and IHRL in addressing aspects of disability. View Full-Text
Keywords: person with disabilities; international humanitarian law; international human rights law person with disabilities; international humanitarian law; international human rights law
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Mugabi, I.K. An Analysis of the Adequacy of Protection Afforded by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Situations of Armed Conflict. Societies 2018, 8, 28.

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