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Access to Justice for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Key Issues and Opportunities

Carol Pollack

Title:
Access to Justice for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Key Issues and Opportunities
Author(s):
Pollack, Carol
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Chapters (layout features)
Department(s):
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
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Book/Journal Title:
Indigenous Peoples’ Access To Justice, Including Truth And Reconciliation Processes
Book Author:
Stamatopoulou, Elsa
Littlechild, Wilton
Notes:
This is a chapter from "Indigenous Peoples’ Access to Justice, Including Truth and Reconciliation Processes". The entire volume is available in Academic Commons at http://dx.doi.org/10.7916/D8GT5M1F
Publisher:
Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
In addressing access to justice issues experienced by Indigenous Peoples, the rights and concerns of Indigenous persons with disabilities must be taken into consideration. This is critical both because of the magnitude of the barriers to justice faced by many Indigenous persons with disabilities and because of the number of people impacted. Over 1 billion people, or approximately 15 percent of the world’s population, have disabilities.2 While no global data exists regarding Indigenous persons with disabilities, available statistics show that Indigenous persons are often disproportionately likely to live with a disability in comparison to the general population. Indigenous persons with disabilities frequently experience multiple forms of discrimination and face barriers to the full enjoyment of their rights, based on their Indigenous status and also on disability.
Subject(s):
People with disabilities
Human rights
Indigenous peoples--Civil rights
Law
Public health
Indians
Indians of North America
Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Optional Protocol (2007 March 30)
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (United Nations. General Assembly)
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Carol Pollack, , Access to Justice for Indigenous Persons with Disabilities: Key Issues and Opportunities, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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