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Children with Disabilities: A Critical Appraisal

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This essay contemplates the rights of children with disabilities under international law. It analyses the philosophical and practical reasons for the failure of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to protect the rights of children with disabilities, and looks at the remedial measures adopted under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The argument advanced is that, especially when children’s perspectives are considered, assistive technologies are at the heart of national and international efforts to advance the rights of children with disabilities, most importantly, a right to inclusion. I consider the challenges ahead and draw conclusions on the future of the rights of children with disabilities.

Affiliations: 1: Center for Global Affairs, NYU, USA, msabatello@nyu.edu

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