Legal Protection Provided Against Disability Discrimination — Evaluation of the Appropriateness of the Disability Anti-Discrimination Laws

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Legal Protection Provided against Disability Discrimination — Evaluation of the Appropriateness of the Disability Anti-discrimination Laws





The evolution of the world has been accompanied by a number of social developments. Some of these social developments have included equality policies, and as far as disability is concerned, this has been one of the critical areas of concern[1]. The concern has been extended in a number of areas, especially jurisprudence. The rationale is that people with disabilities have often been condemned to contend with discrimination, a social injustice. On the other hand, jurisprudence is as an avenue of
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Subsequent articles entitle equal rights to liberty, life and security[4]; protection against servitude[5]; protection against torture[6]; and fair treatment before the law[7]; so on. The stipulations in the bill of rights do not significantly differ from these, save only a minor observation that the order of articles and the wording may change to address the specific needs of country’s jurisprudence. This is exemplified in various constitutions across the world, including those US, UK, Australia.

Various enactments have been made across the world, and all have been required to be bound by the principle of not going against the bill of right; hence, and the stipulations underlying Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For instance, in 1992, Australia adopted the Disability Discrimination Act 1992[8] t hat aimed at promoting the rights of individuals with disabilities with a focus on a number of areas such as education, as well as provision of goods and services and housing. In 1990, American adopted the American with Disability Act1990[9], which sought to address various forms of discriminations leveled against people with disability in a number of areas such as employment, telecommunications, accommodations and education, among others areas . United Kingdom recently adopted the Equality Act 2010[10], which was aimed at harmonizing various existent anti-discrimination laws to help realize the goals. What is notable is that

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