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United Nations from 1983 to 1992. The Continental Plan of Action drafted for the African Decade in 2002 stated that the successes of the UN Decade, which had followed the UN International Year of Disabled Persons or iydp (1981), were “more pronounced in the northern hemisphere than elsewhere.” Besides

In: Diplomatica

unhcr ’s understanding of disabled refugees during the 1959–1960 World Refugee Year ( wry ) and the 1981 International Year of Disabled Persons ( iydp ) and, specifically, how this understanding is intertwined with the international-protection activities that were undertaken on their behalf during both

In: Diplomatica

Problems? How to Write a Longer, Deeper, and Wider History of the International Year of Disabled Persons in Kenya 221 Sam de Schutter Science Diplomacy and the Making of the United Nations International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction 243 Lukas Schemper International Days at the United

In: Diplomatica

Year (1959–60) and the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981), Veronika Flegar examines how disabled refugees were perceived by the unhcr and how this perception affected the international protection activities undertaken on their behalf. This allows us to see how much unhcr ’s “norm

In: Diplomatica

education for the severely disabled. As Yui Murakami and Meyer (this issue) point out, 1981 represented a watershed year for the recognition of the disabled. Th is was the year when the United Nations’ International Year of Disabled Persons was held, beginning an international campaign for people with

In: Comparative Sociology

twenty years Japanese disability policies have made major strides towards greater conformity with internationally recognized stan- dards. Th e Japanese government was prompted into action by global dis- ability policies and events like the “International Year of Disabled Persons” in 1982. It also has

In: Comparative Sociology

established in order to create continuity for the representation of a theme to which a year and/or a decade had also been dedicated. Among these is the International Day of Disabled Persons (December 3), which came into being in 1993 to ensure the continuation of mandate of the International Year of Disabled

In: Diplomatica

International & Comparative Law Review 51–70. 42 Gerard Quinn and Theresia Degener, Human Rights and Disability: The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability (United Nations, New York and Geneva 2002). 43 International Year of

In: International Human Rights Law Review

, General Assembly resolution n. 2865 of 20 December 1971, the Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons n. 3447 of 9 December 1975, and the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981), General Assembly resolution n. 31/123 of 16 December 1976. 41 See for example the European Parliament Resolution

In: European Journal of Health Law

persons suffering from mental disorder placed as involuntary patients (22 February 1983). 365 89. Recommendation 818 ( 1977) on the situation of the mentally ill (8 October 1977). 90. Recommendation 925 (1981 ) on the Council of Europe's contribution to the International Year of Disabled Persons (3

In: European Journal of Health Law