Cover for CRPD handbook entitled "A Handbook on the Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities"

This CRPD handbook begins where many others end.

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights treaty. It is the first human rights treaty to address disability rights. Thus, it can be a powerful tool for protecting deaf and disability human rights. In other words, CRPD training is important for a community to advocate for their rights. For some community members, a broad overview of the CRPD may be enough. But for people who want a more detailed analysis, this CRPD handbook can meet that need.
 
This handbook explains the history of the CRPD. It also quotes extensively from the text of the CRPD. Then it explains in detail how the CRPD authors negotiated what to include in the text. Thus, it explains how the authors wanted people to interpret the CRPD. Meanwhile, the handbook analyzes every article in the 50-article CRPD. It also links each CRPD article to articles in other important human rights treaties. 
 
Marianne Schulze published this manual in 2010. The publisher then had the name Handicap International, but today is Humanity & Inclusion. The CRPD handbook talks about deaf people. This PDF file is partly accessible for people using screen reading software. But the file does not use bookmarks. And it also does not have a tag to say its language. 

Also explore other CRPD manuals and handouts. These include some materials for Deaf people and people who work with them. For example, the CRPD At a Glance for Deaf People handout. Or also see a position paper on the CRPD for Deaf people by the National Association of the Deaf in the U.S.

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