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.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1 b/w illus.
  • 1139126598
  • 9781139126595

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.show more