Changing the landscape: Core Curriculum on Disability Rights for Undergraduate Law Students in Africa
Edited by Pretoria University Law Press
ISBN: 978-1-920538-41-5
Pages: 187
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

This Core Curriculum on Disability Rights for Undergraduate Law Students in Africa has been developed as part of a broader initiative to foster and strengthen knowledge and awareness about and interest in the rights of persons with disabilities among lawyers in Africa. This initiative, the ‘Disability Rights and Law Schools in Africa Project’ was supported by the Open Society Foundations, initially the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and later complemented by the Higher Education Support Programme (HESP) and the Human Rights Initiative (HRI). For the avoidance of doubt, the curriculum is written with the aim of being delivered to learners undertaking legal studies.

It has been designed to assist law faculties in Africa to develop and teach undergraduate courses on disability rights in Africa. The Curriculum, which contains practical examples, notes for lecturers and student activities, may be adapted to suit the circumstances of particular law schools. It will be available as an online resource, to which interested persons may contribute, in order to to keep it updated and relevant.

About the editors:

The Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) is based at the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria, South Africa. PULP endeavours to publish and make available innovative, high-quality scholarly texts on law in Africa. PULP also publishes a series of collections of legal documents related to public law in Africa, as well as text books from African countries other than South Africa.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the curriculum
Module 1: Introduction to disability rights
Module 2: Protection of disability rights - global framework
Module 3: Protection of disability rights under African regional and national law
Module 4: Non-discrimination against people with disabilities
Module 5: Right to health
Module 6: Participation in political and public life
Module 7: Employment
Module 8: The right to education
Module 9: Vulnerabilities and inter-sectionalites
Module 10: Legal capacity law and policy
Module 11: Access to justice
Module 12: National implementation and monitoring of disability rights

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