Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Seriously

Professor Gerard Quinn, Director of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland (Galway) and researcher at the centre Suzanne Doyle have written a paper examining the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in relation to the EU Structural Funds as a tool to achieve Community Living. The paper is entitled “Taking the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Seriously- The past and future of the EU Structural Funds as a tool to Achieve Community Living”.

The paper first sets out the context of the UNCRPD in relation to the European Union and in particular the European Union’s Structural Funds and goes on to examine a number of key issues in relation to all three .

The paper in divided into a number of headings which are:

  • The European Union Acquires a Human Face: EU Ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
  • Home Sweet Home: The Centrality of the Right to Live Independently and be Included in the Community.
  • Progressive Achievement the EU Structural Funds- Rome was not Built in a Day-But it was Built.
  • Anatomy of the EU Structural Funds-Key tools for Social and Economic Innovation and change.
  • Taking the UN CRPD Seriously- The European Commission’s Proposed Structural Fund Regulation for 2014-2020
  • Conclusions.

This paper offers an in depth look into the past and the future of the EU Structural Funds as a tool to achieve Community Living.

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Equal Rights Review Article final [1] Quinn and Doyle

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