The rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the post-conflict context: Constructing a framework for inclusion
- The rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the post-conflict context: Constructing a framework for inclusion
- Galbraith, Heather
- Thesis Advisor(s):
- Cooper, Belinda
- M.A., Columbia University
- Institute for the Study of Human Rights
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- This thesis considers the current inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities (PWIDs) in postconflict processes. The author uses a disability rights framework to demonstrate that transitional justice mechanisms do not go far enough in addressing the rights of PWIDs in post-conflict contexts. In order to uphold state obligations towards PWIDs, post-conflict states must use a wider transformative process and address the structural violence suffered by PWIDs and the violations of their economic, social and cultural rights. Only by incorporating a disability rights framework into post-conflict processes and mainstreaming disability issues nationally, can a state adequately redress the human rights violations suffered by PWIDs and give effective guarantees of nonrecurrence.
- People with mental disabilities--Social conditions
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- Suggested Citation:
- Heather Galbraith, 2016, The rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the post-conflict context: Constructing a framework for inclusion, Columbia University Academic Commons, https://doi.org/10.7916/D82N52RS.