The Right Approach?: The Human Rights Approach to Disability at the United Nations and the European Union
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
By the turn of the twenty-first century disability came to be seen increasingly as a
human rights issue by both policy makers and people with disabilities themselves.
Human rights replaced previous models for understanding disability, which were
often rooted in the fields of medicine or social welfare. This thesis looks at why
human rights has become the predominant framework for addressing disability at
international organisations, in particular the United Nations (UN) and the European
Union (EU). It firstly considers how understandings of disability and the treatment
of people with disability have evolved over time. The focus then turns to the growing
emphasis on human rights in the late twentieth century, before analysing how this
approach has been translated in a modern policy environment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 71 p.
Disability, Human Rights, United Nations, European Union
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-231590OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-231590DiVA: diva2:744984
Subject / course
Master Programme in Euroculture
2014-06-12, Strasbourg, France, 12:24 (English)
Ekstrand, Thomas, Dr.