Recognising Human Rights in Different Cultural Contexts

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

  • Emily Julia Kakoullis
  • Kelley Johnson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Emily Julia Kakoullis, Kelley Johnson
    Pages 1-16
  3. Culture, Disability and the CRPD

  4. The Ratification Process: To Be or Not to Be?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
  5. Making Disability Human Rights Happen? Cultural Challenges to Implementing the CRPD

  6. Monitoring the CRPD: Resolving Conflicting Interests?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 387-394

About this book


This book explores the journey of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as it is interpreted and translated from International Human Rights Law into domestic law and policy in different cultural contexts. Beginning with reflections on ‘culture’, ‘disability’ and ‘human rights’ from different disciplinary perspectives, the work is then organised as ‘snapshots’ of the journey of the CRPD from the international level to the domestic; the process of ratification, the process of implementation, and then the process of monitoring the CRPD’s implementation in States Parties cultural contexts. Leading global contributors provide cutting-edge accounts of the interactions between the CRPD and diverse cultures, revealing variations in the way that the concept of ‘culture’ is defined. This collection will appeal to academics and students in Law and Socio-Legal Studies, Disability Studies, Policy Studies and Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology; and those training to be service providers with persons with disabilities.


CRPD Socio-Legal Studies Policy Studies Disability Law Inclusion UN human rights law Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities United Nations

Editors and affiliations

  • Emily Julia Kakoullis
    • 1
  • Kelley Johnson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Law and PoliticsCardiff UniversityCardiffUK
  2. 2.Social Policy Research CentreUNSWSydneyAustralia

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