Publication of The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Practice, A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Courts
A book co-authored and co-edited by MCEL member Professor Lisa Waddington and Professor Anna Lawson (Leeds University) has recently been published by Oxford University Press. The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Practice, A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Courts is a comprehensive study examining how courts in thirteen different jurisdictions interpret and make use of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has now been in force for a decade.
The first part of the book contains chapters specific to each jurisdiction. The second part consists of comparative chapters which draw on the rich analysis in the jurisdiction-specific chapters to reflect on emerging patterns of judicial usage and interpretation and on wider implications for human rights theory and the nascent field of international comparative human rights law. This volume is a thought-provoking addition to the literature both on comparative international law and also on disability rights.
Professors Waddington and Lawson, and Dr. Andrea Broderick, are organising a conference in Maastricht on the theme of the book on 25 and 26 October 2018. Details of the conference, the programme and registration can be found at