REVIEW OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL POLICIES FOR EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN INDIA

1Vijay Shivtare, Dr Vijay Khare

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Abstract:

The Human Rights are regarded as fundamental to their existence. It is nothing but an essential precondition for living a dignified and fruitful life. The concept of human rights is based on the belief that every person is entitled to enjoy his/her right without any discrimination. International organisations, Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and the Ministries of Governments all over the world are concerned about the Human Rights. The United Nations Organisation also has a separate convention 159 (UNCRPD, 2006) which deals with the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities. While the role of the International law is being increasingly recognised in this respect, the domestic legislation remains one of the most effective tools of facilitating social change and improving the status of the PwD. The National Policy for the PwD was drafted with a view to create an environment that provides such equal opportunities for the protection of their rights and full participation in the society.

Keywords:

Persons with disabilities, Human Rights, Disability, Rehabilitation, Inclusion, Health, Opportunities

Paper Details
Month8
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 10
Pages4685-4704