India’s Disability Policy – Analysis of Core Concepts of Human Rights

O'DOWD, J
MANNAN, H
MCVEIGH, J

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2014
21 pp

Purpose: To analyse India’s National Policy for Persons with Disabilities (2006), using a Human Rights approach.

 

Method: A framework analysis was carried out using EquiFrame, which analyses policies for inclusion and quality of Core Concepts of Human Rights and inclusion of Vulnerable Groups.

 

Results: India’s National Policy for Persons with Disabilities scored 67% for Core Concept Coverage, 24% for Core Concept Quality and 42% for Vulnerable Group Coverage. This gave the policy an overall ranking of Low quality.

 

Conclusions: The current policy for persons living with disabilities in India would benefit from being updated to encompass the Core Concepts of Human Rights.

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