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The rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the post-conflict context: Constructing a framework for inclusion

Heather Galbraith

Title:
The rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the post-conflict context: Constructing a framework for inclusion
Author(s):
Galbraith, Heather
Thesis Advisor(s):
Cooper, Belinda
Date:
Type:
Theses
Degree:
M.A., Columbia University
Department(s):
Institute for the Study of Human Rights
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Abstract:
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.
Subject(s):
People with mental disabilities--Social conditions
Transitional justice
Social integration
Human rights
Political science
Social structure
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Heather Galbraith, , The rights of people with intellectual disabilities in the post-conflict context: Constructing a framework for inclusion, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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