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A Future Of Multidimensional Disadvantage Equality?

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Chapter Summary

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an important contribution to a paradigm change that is taking place and moves the approach of international human rights law from a concept of formal equality to a concept of multidimensional disadvantage equality. This chapter argues that the principle of equality is the leitmotif of the CRPD. Development of the principle of equality has occurred in three phases or eras. These three eras of international legal protection of equality are analysed against the backdrop of the elaboration of the principle of equality in legal theory. The focus is on the international human rights regime, with an emphasis on the United Nations and the Council of Europe. It is clear that equality and non-discrimination is a long established fundamental principle of human rights protection and that the CRPD as a whole is firmly rooted in this principle.

Keywords: Council of Europe; CRPD; equality; international human rights law; United Nations

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