The legal protection of refugees with disabilities: forgotten and invisible?

Mary Crock, Laura Smith-Khan, Ron McCallum, Ben Saul

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This ground-breaking book focuses on the 'forgotten refugees', detailing people with disabilities who have crossed borders in search of protection from disaster or human conflict. The authors explore the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, with one of the newest: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Drawing on fieldwork in six countries hosting refugees in a variety of contexts - Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Uganda, Jordan and Turkey - the book examines how the CRPD is (or should) be changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement. The timeliness of the book is underscored by the adoption in mid-2016 of the UN Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action adopted at the World Humanitarian Summit.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA, USA
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages318
ISBN (Electronic)1786435438, 9781786435446
ISBN (Print)9781786435439
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameElgar Studies in Human Rights
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing


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