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Title:Trends and challenges of disability rights in Africa: perspectives of national legal frameworks
Author:Abbay, Futsum
Periodical:East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights (ISSN 1021-8858)
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:people with disabilities
human rights
Abstract:Governments should play a critical role in ensuring full and meaningful inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in society. States need to undertake appropriate constitutional and legislative measures with the goal of safeguarding and protecting the human rights of persons with disabilities. They should then implement the adopted laws on the ground to bring about positive changes in the lives of persons with disabilities. This article examines the general trends of disability human rights at the national level in Africa. It also looks into a number of challenges encountered either in formulating or implementing disability-related laws. The article argues that many African states do not adequately frame disability issues and rights in their domestic legal frameworks from a human rights perspective. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]