Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)

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African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 7  2019
ISSN: 2311-8970
Pages: 279
Print version: Available
Electronic version: Free PDF available

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About the publication

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.


Table of Contents



The implications of Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the legal capacity of persons with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in Ethiopia
Merga Yadesa Dibaba

Human rights and access to health care for persons with albinism in Africa
Ebenezer Durojaye and Satang Nabaneh

Conceptualising child youth with disabilities in Africa: The dehumanising disability discourse
Shimelis Tsegaye Tesemma and Susanna Abigaêl Coetzee

Right to self-representation for people with mental disabilities in Kenya’s courts
Paul Juma

The place of sign language in the inclusive education of deaf learners in Zimbabwe amid CRPD (mis)interpretation
Martin Musengi

Left in the periphery: An appraisal of voting rights for persons with disabilities in Zimbabwe
Nkosana Maphosa, CG Moyo and B Moyo


Serge Marcellin Tengho

Marianne Séverin

Gerard Emmanuel Kamdem Kamga

Republic of Congo
Marianne Séverin and Chretien Fontcha

South Sudan
Innocentia Mgijima-Konopi, Theophilus M Odaudu and Reshoketswe Mapokgole


Leveraging the international human rights system to advance local change for South African women with disabilities
Anastasia Holoboff & Suzannah Phillips

The right to an adequate standard of living in the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Africa  
Yvette Basson


Simon Foley: Intellectual disability and the right to a sexual life (2019)
Charles Ngwena

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