International Journal of Law, Policy and Social Review
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 2
Legal rights of persons with disablities in ‘domestic & international perspective’: A study
Hariharan R, K Selvakumar
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. Disabilities can be physical in nature, cognitive, behavioral, or even emotional. Disability is thus just not a health problem. It is a complex phenomenon, reflecting the interaction between features of a personal body and features of the society in which he or she lives. The Constitution of India applies uniformly to every legal citizen of India, whether they are healthy or disabled in any way and also guaranteed in fundamental rights. The 1995 Act provides for both the preventive and promotional aspects of rehabilitation like education, employment and vocational training, reservation, research and manpower development, creation of barrier- free environment etc., New Disability Act 2016 protect disabled persons from various forms of discrimination, Increases their effective participation and inclusion in the society and ensures equality of opportunity and adequate accessibility. UN Charter says, respect for the principle of equal rights and self-determination of people’s. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is an international human rights treaty of the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities.