African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 2 2014
Edited by Charles Ngwena, Ilze Grobbelaar‐du Plessis, Helene Combrinck and Serges Djoyou Kamga
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Electronic version: Free PDF available
About the publication
The 2014 issue of the African Disability Rights Yearbook addresses disability rights within the foundational structure laid down by the inaugural issue. The structure comprises a tripartite division between: articles; country reports; and shorter commentaries on recent regional and sub-regional developments.
The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights on the African continent. It provides an annual forum for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to the human rights of persons with disabilities.
It is also a source for country-based reports as well as commentaries on recent developments in the field of disability rights in the African region.
The African Disability Rights Yearbook publishes peer-reviewed contributions dealing with the rights of persons with disabilities and related topics, with specific relevance to Africa, Africans and scholars of Africa.
The Yearbook appears annually under the aegis of the Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria.
The Yearbook is an open access online publication, see www.adry.up.ac.za
About the editors:
Charles Ngwena is Professor, Department of Constitutional Law and Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law, University of the Free State, South Africa.
Ilze Grobbelaar‐du Plessis is a senior lecturer and holds the degrees BIuris LLB LLM LLD from the University of Pretoria.
Helene Combrinck is Associate Professor at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, University of the Western Cape.
Serges Djoyou Kamgais is Senior Lecturer at TMALI (UNISA).
Table of Contents
SECTION A: ARTICLES
- The right to inclusive education in Botswana: Present challenges and future prospects
- The Basic Education Act of 2013: Why it is one step forward and two steps back for children with disabilities in Kenya
William Aseka and Arlene S Kanter
- Too little, too late? The CRPD as a standard to evaluate South African legislation and policies for early childhood development
- Everybody counts: The right to vote of persons with psychosocial disabilities in South Africa
- Termination of pregnancy of persons with mental disabilities on medical advice: A case study of South Africa
Ashwanee Budoo and Rajendra Parsad Gunputh
- Economic discourses of disability in Africa: An overview of lay and legislative narratives
Shimelis Tsegaye Tesemma
SECTION B: COUNTRY REPORTS
Thuto Hlalele, Romola Adeola, Adebayo Okeowo, Daba Bacha Muleta and Lucius Batty Njiti
Lila Meadows, Nadia Adib Bamieh and Janet E Lord
Enoch MacDonnell Chilemba
Ashwanee Budoo and Roopanand Amar Mahadew
Louis O Oyaro
Natasha Banda and Likando Kalaluka
Esau Mandipa and Gift Manyatera
SECTION C: REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
- Developments regarding disability rights during 2013: The African Charter and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
Heléne Combrinck and Lawrence M Mute
- Baby steps: Developments at the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (2013-2014)
- Disability rights in the sub-regional economic communities during 2013
Lucyline Nkatha Murungi