International Conventions

Rights often have a trickle-down approach – they are recognized at a global level, and then State parties ratify these Conventions with the undertaking that they will amend their domestic laws, customs and practices to respect, protect and fulfil these rights. Some of the most crucial areas of legislation for children with disabilities have been brought about by these documents, and hence, we look back to these documents and to the authorities that drafted them for guidance on how to implement them. This section discusses the content of these documents, and their relevance for persons with disabilities, the obligations of State parties, and how civil society can use the mechanisms under these as an advocacy/pressure tool.

The Universal Human Rights Enjoyed By All Citizens of the World

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is not legally binding on any country, including India. But it has helped protect rights of people with disabilities for 60 years all over the world. Here’s a brief overview of the Declaration and the rights every person in this world, including your ...

Now, Sustainable Development Goals Include People With Disabilities

Sustainable Development Goals are an extension of the Millennium Development Goals, and cover persons with disabilities in its goals, a category of people who were earlier overlooked. Read on to know how you can help ensure India forms inclusive policies with regard to education, economic development, human rights etc. ...