Article 33 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

National Structures for the Implementation and Monitoring of the Convention

This book provides an in-depth examination of Article 33 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Article 33 of the CRPD requires that, for persons with disabilities, States parties 1) designate focal points and, if required, coordination mechanisms; 2) designate or establish independent mechanisms and; 3) guarantee the participation of civil society. The book aims to contribute to a better understanding of the national structures for the implementation and monitoring of the CRPD. In addition to analysing Article 33 of the CRPD, in a theoretical part, it studies its application through case studies on the following six EU Member States: Denmark, the United Kingdom, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Spain.
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Biographical Note

Gauthier de Beco, LL.M. (2004) University of Nottingham, Ph.D. in Law (2009), University of Louvain, is post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Human Rights of the University of Leuven. He frequently provides advice on Article 33 CRPD and has published widely on national human rights institutions.

Review Quotes

Das vorliegende Buch besticht durch die Kombination aus einer eingehenden theoretischen Aufarbeitung von Art. 33 UN-BRK mit praktischen Erfahrungsberichten aus einzelnen Mitgliedstaaten. Wertvoll ist es nicht zuletzt für politische Entscheidungsträger, (…), sowie für Interessensvertreter (…).
Philip Czech, Newsletter Menschenrechte, 1 (2015), p. 81

Table of contents

Preface ( Gerard Quinn); Acknowledgements; Biographies; Editorial Introduction ( Gauthier de Beco);
Part I. Theoretical Part
Chapter 1: National Structures for the Implementation and Monitoring of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ( Gauthier de Beco and Alexander Hoefmans)
Part II. Case studies
Chapter 2: Implementation of Article 33 CRPD in Denmark: the Sails are up, but Where is the Wind ( Maria Ventegodt Liisberg)
Chapter 3: Implementation of Article 33 CRPD in the United Kingdom: the Need to Consolidate Civil Society Engagement ( Rachel Murray and Kelley Johnson)
Chapter 4: Implementation of Article 33 CRPD in Italy: Magna Pars est Profectus Velle Proficere ( Delia Ferri)
Chapter 5: Implementation of Article 33 CRPD in Slovenia: A Feeling of Confusion ( Aleksandra Tabaj and Cveto Uršič)
Chapter 6: Implementation of Article 33 CRPD in Austria: An Evolving Sense of Action ( Marianne Schulze)
Chapter 7: Implementation of Article 33 CRPD in Spain: A Rather Erratic and Improvised Experience ( Francisco J. Bariffi)
Annexes
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
Principles relating to the status and functioning of national institutions for the protection and promotion of human rights (Paris Principles)

Readership

Policy makers, national human rights institutions, Disabled People’s Organisations (DPOs), academics and students interested in the national structures for the implementation and the monitoring of the CRPD.

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