Protection for Privacy under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Laws, Vol. 6(3), 10, 2017

Posted: 12 Aug 2017

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Mark C. Weber

DePaul University College of Law

Date Written: August 7, 2017

Abstract

Article 22 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) protects personal and family privacy and reputation. This paper examines the antecedents of the CRPD privacy article in other international instruments and selected domestic law. It traces the history of the article through the deliberations that led up to the final version of the CRPD, which has now been ratified by 173 nations. It analyzes the text of the article and discusses its limited administrative and judicial applications. Finally, it describes the article’s place in current thinking about disability human rights.

Keywords: Disability Rights; Disability; Privacy; Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; Reputation

JEL Classification: F53; I31; K13; K33

Suggested Citation

Weber, Mark C., Protection for Privacy under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (August 7, 2017). Laws, Vol. 6(3), 10, 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3016485

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