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A Comparative Analysis of Disability Laws
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Authors: John R. Vaughn (National Council on Disability) 
Book Description:
The purpose of this book is to help the National Council on Disability (NCD), and others, better understand how the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, if ratified by the United States, might impact U.S. disability laws by examining the degree to which U.S. law is consistent with the CRPD. The book endeavors to analyze the issue in the way a treaty monitoring body would - to see if any area within federal law contravenes the Convention and/or whether there are gaps where legislation or practice might be introduced or reformed to ensure compliance. This book also identifies several CRPD articles that illustrate significant gaps between United States disability laws and the Convention.

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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Executive Summary, pp. 1
Purpose, pp. 1
Synopsis of Analysis, pp. 2
Explanation of Key Findings, pp. 3
Conclusion and Recommendations, pp. 5

Chapter 2. Introduction, pp. 7
Preamble, Articles 1 (Purpose), 3(General Principles), & 4 (General Obligations, pp. 7
Article 2- Definitions, pp. 8
Article 5- Equality and Non-Discrimination, pp. 8
Article 6- Women with Disabilities, pp. 9
Article 7- Children with Disabilities, pp. 9
Article 8- Awareness Raising, pp. 9
Article 9- Accessibility, pp. 10
Article 10- Right to Life, pp. 11
Article 11- Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies, pp. 11
Article 12- Equal Recognition Before the Law, pp. 12
Article 13- Access to Justice, pp. 12
Article 14- Liberty and Security of the Person, pp. 13
Article 15- Freedom from Torture or Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, pp. 14
Article 16- Freedom from Exploitation, Violence, and Abuse, pp. 14
Article 17- Protecting the Integrity of the Person, pp. 15
Article 18- Liberty of Movement and Nationality, pp. 15
Article 19- Living Independently and Being Included in the Community, pp. 16
Article 20- Personal Mobility, pp. 17
Article 21- Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information, pp. 17
Article 22- Respect for Privacy, pp. 17
Article 23- Respect for Home and the Family, pp. 18
Article 24- Education, pp. 18
Article 25- Health, pp. 19
Article 27- Work and Employment, pp. 20
Article 28- Adequate standard of living and social protection, pp. 22
Article 29- Participation in Political and Public Life, pp. 22
Article 30- Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport, pp. 23
Article 31- Statistics and data collection, pp. 23
Article 32- International cooperation, pp. 23
Articles 33-40 (Implementation and Monitoring), pp. 24
Conclusion, pp. 28

Chapter 3. Appendix, pp. 35
Preamble, pp. 35
Article 1- Purpose, pp. 39
Article 3- General Principles, pp. 39
Article 4- General Obligations Definitions, pp. 40
Article 2- Definitions, pp. 45
Article 5- Equality and Non-Discrimination, pp. 48
Article 6- Women with Disabilities, pp. 49
Article 7- Children with Disabilities, pp. 50
Article 8- Awareness raising, pp. 51
Article 9- Accessibility, pp. 52
Article 10- Right to Life, pp. 57
Article 11- Situations of risk and humanitarian emergencies, pp. 58
Article 12- Equal recognition before the law, pp. 59
Article 13- Access to Justice, pp. 60
Article 14- Liberty and security of the person, pp. 61
Article 15- Freedom from Torture or Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, pp. 62
Article 16- Freedom from Exploitation, Violence, and Abuse, pp. 63
Article 17-Protecting the Integrity of the Person, pp. 64
Article 18- Liberty of movement and nationality, pp. 66
Article 19- Living independently and being included in the community, pp. 67
Article 20- Personal mobility, pp. 68
Article 21- Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information, pp. 69
Article 22- Respect for Privacy, pp. 72
Article 23- Respect for Home and the Family, pp. 73
Article 24- Education, pp. 75
Article 25- Health, pp. 79
Article 27- Work and Employment, pp. 81
Article 28- Adequate standard of living and social protection, pp. 86
Article 29- Participation in Political and Public Life, pp. 87
Article 30- Participation in Cultural Life, Recreation, Leisure, and Sport, pp. 90
Article 31- Statistics and data collection, pp. 92
Article 32- International cooperation, pp. 94

Index, pp. 113

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   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-536-7
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