The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Essay

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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was established as a result of individuals with a disability continuously being denied human rights and being marginalized in society (People with Disability Australia, 2015). The convention aims to “…promote, protect and ensure full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities, and to promote respect for their inherent dignity (United Nations, 2006). In 2008, Australia ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and as a result, are now bound by the Convention (People with Disability Australia, 2015). Australia is required to meet the Conventions’ obligations, to uphold, protect and promote disabled individuals rights (People with Disability Australia, 2015). As a result, Australia has implemented policies and programs to ensure equality, human rights and social inclusion are achieved by all Australians. This has been achieved by implementing a National Disability Strategy, which addresses issues individuals with a disability face.

Throughout history, individuals in society with a disability have been treated differently, viewed as abnormal, abused, marginalized and disempowered (Germov, 2014, p. 268). Australia has made numerous attempts to protect individual’s human rights and create equality. The deinstitutionalization movement removed individuals from large institutions and mainstreamed disability services (Germov, 2014, p. 269).…

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