Central to the discourse on disability is the question of systemic disadvantage,
characterised by the discrimination, and often complete exclusion, of persons
with disabilities (PWDs) in society. In an effort to address the problem, on 13
December 2006, the international community adopted the UN Convention on the
Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which entered into force together
with its Optional Piotocol on 3 May 2008.
Confronted by the charge of depoliticisation levelled at human rights frameworks and
interventions, I investigate the possibility of a politics of human rights at the core of
democratic politics. In doing so, I am guided ...
Hansungule, Zita Mulambo(University of Pretoria, 2016)
This dissertation focuses on the protection and promotion of the socio-economic rights of children with disabilities in South Africa. Socio-economic rights aim to ensure that material inequalities that are experienced by ...
Mbazira, Christopher(University of Pretoria, 2003)
"It is submitted that South Africa presents the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Commission) and the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (the Court) with inspiration to draw from on how social-economic ...