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Legal Protection Of Persons With Disabilities In Kenya: Human Rights Imperatives

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This chapter examines the normative framework for the protection of persons with disabilities in Kenya. Using human rights as the lens for analysis, the chapter pinpoints the deficiencies in the existing law and policies and proffers necessary legal, policy and institutional reforms and their justification. The chapter also draws inspiration from the international legal regime governing the rights of persons with disabilities and the emerging practice at the African regional level. The political outfit that hosts the African regional human rights system is the African Union (AU). The application of international norms on the domestic front has been the subject of protracted debates. A human rights approach to protecting persons with disabilities demands a number of paradigmatic considerations that must inform the legal framework for protecting disabled people.

Keywords: African Union (AU); disabilities; human rights; Kenya



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