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O'Dowd, J., Mannan, H., & McVeigh, J.
2013
January
Disability, Cbr & Inclusive Development
India's disability policy - Analysis of core concepts of human rights
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Disability Equiframe Health Human rights India Policy
24
4
69
90
Purpose: To analyse India's National Policy for Persons with Disabilities (2006), using a Human Rights approach. Method: A framework analysis was carried out using EquiFrame, which analyses policies for inclusion and quality of Core Concepts of Human Rights and inclusion of Vulnerable Groups. Results: India's National Policy for Persons with Disabilities scored 67% for Core Concept Coverage, 24% for Core Concept Quality and 42% for Vulnerable Group Coverage. This gave the policy an overall ranking of Low quality. Conclusions: The current policy for persons living with disabilities in India would benefit from being updated to encompass the Core Concepts of Human Rights. Limitations: Further analysis of policies in areas such as health, education, social protection and transport would lead to a more in-depth analysis of the country's integration and streamlining of disability across all policies.
2211-5242
10.5463/DCID.v24i4.277
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