From Rhetoric to Action

From Rhetoric to Action : Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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This book contains a global comparative study of implementation and monitoring mechanisms for national disability strategies. It comprises a comparative study that was conducted at international, regional and comparative country levels and that highlights critical success factors in implementing disability strategies or action plans worldwide. It explores emerging synergies between what is required to implement principles of international law contained in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and what it is possible to achieve through national policy and systems development. A number of critical success factors for implementing and monitoring strategies are identified, including leadership from government and civil society, participation of disabled people in implementation and monitoring, transparency and accountability in reporting on progress, independent monitoring and external review, and the ability to measure progress with indicators of disability equality.
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  • Electronic book text | 490 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 9781139120265

Table of contents

1. Comparative international trends in disability law and policy; 2. Regional perspectives on disability strategies and action plans; 3. Comparative country evaluation: a snapshot of approaches to national disability strategies; 4. Success factors in delivering a national disability strategy - lessons from international and comparative experience; 5. Identifying the golden threads in Irish disability law and policy; 6. Achieving Ireland's national disability strategy - a case study in implementation and monitoring at domestic level; 7. Showcasing domestic progress and achieving international standards; 8. Structural ingredients for furthering national disability strategies; 9. Measuring progress in achieving aims of national disability strategies - key success factors.
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About Eilionoir Flynn

Dr Eilionoir Flynn is a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, National University of Ireland Galway. Her research interests in the field of disability law include assisted and supported decision making, rights-enforcement mechanisms, and access to justice. At NUI Galway, she has taught across a range of disciplines at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including courses on comparative disability law; social and public policy; judicial activism; and advocacy, activism, and the public interest.
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