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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis kitose duomenų bazėse / Article in other databases (S4)
Field of Science: Teisė / Law (S001)
Author(s): Szymanski, Charles F
Title: The Globalization of Disability Rights Law - From The Americans with Disabilities Act to the UN Convention on The Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Is part of: Baltic journal of law & politics [elektroninis išteklius]. Warsaw : Versita, Vol. 2, no. 1 (2009)
Extent: p. 18-24
Date: 2009
Keywords: Globalization;Disability;Discriminationl;Reasonable accommodation;Civil rights;Undue hardship;Essential functions
Abstract: The author examines a positive aspect of globalization: the spread of laws throughout the world protecting the rights of people with disabilities since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in the United States. The origin of the ADA and its effect and application in the United States are first examined. Next, the subsequent process of the globalization of disabilities rights legislation is analyzed. A general review of significant national and regional disability discrimination laws is undertaken, together with an attempt at ascertaining how such laws were influenced by the ADA. Special attention is given to developments in disability rights law in Europe and Latin America. Finally, the drafting, adoption and future impact of the UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is reviewed. The author concludes with a prognosis of the future global development - and enforcement - of disability rights law and other civil rights laws. Through increased contact and shared information made possible by globalization (among other strategies), disability rights (as well as other civil rights) advocates may continue to influence the global development of law in their respective fields
Affiliation(s): Teisės fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Baltic Journal of Law & Politics 2009, vol. 2, iss. 1
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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