Ph.D. Research on Non-discrimination, full and effective participation and inclusion in society. Brussels 25.11.2011 Emilija Dodevska. The principles of equality and non-discrimination. Keystone to human rights law The foundation principles set in Article 3 UN CRPD
To understand how the principals of non-discrimination and equality are embedded in the relevant provisions of UN CRPD.
To examine the extent to which the selected states implement non-discrimination and equality principles for the inclusion of disabled individuals in the society.
To understand how the principals of non discrimination and equality are embedded in the relevant provisions of CRPD.
Historical method: to establish a picture of the legal background and the instruments preceding the UN CRPD.
Textual interpretation: Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties; The drafting history of the UNCRPD as its supplementary means of interpretation.
Legal dogmatic method: to clarify the state’s obligations to guarantee the principles of equality and non-discrimination in relation to disability.
Legal comparative method: to examine whether a particular State Party played an important role, and whether a particular domestic legal system influenced the drafting of the relevant provisions.
Semi -Structured Interviews: people with disabilities will be interviewed;
Case law analysis: to assess the Court interpretations of the principles of non-discrimination and equality and reasonable accommodation
2) participation and inclusion in societyTo examine the extent to which the selected states’ implement non discrimination and equality principles for the inclusion of disabled individuals in the society.