Report on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to Social Protection (A/70/297), submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Author: Catalina Devandas
Year: 2015

In the present report, the Special Rapporteur, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, provides a study focusing on disability-inclusive social protection as a prerequisite for the universalization of social protection. She stresses that social protection is fundamental for achieving the social inclusion and active participation of persons with disabilities, and promoting their active citizenship. She also argues that to achieve disability-inclusive social protection, States must move away from traditional disability-welfare approaches towards embracing the innovative rights-based model put forward by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Social Protection and Human Rights