The Rights of Disabled People During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Gauthier De Beco

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This chapter focuses on the consequences of the way of handling the crisis on the life of disabled people. While the virus itself has particularly hit these people, it considers how the measures adopted to contain this virus have affected their rights as protected by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Using international human rights law as point of departure, it examines the situation at the universal level although it especially focuses on the UK. Without ignoring those who reside in institutions, it studies how the isolation of disabled people has generated obstacles to exercising their rights.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLes droits humains en temps de pandémie
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives internationales, européennes et comparées
EditorsFrédéric Bouhon, Anne-Emmanuelle Bourgaux, Elise Degrave, Camille Lanssens, Julien Pieret, Céline Romainville, Sébastien Van Drooghenbroeck
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9782807931725
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2023


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