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The United Nations convention on the rights of people with disabilities : what does it mean for you?|A guide for disabled people and disabled people's organisations

EQUALITY AND HUMAN RIGHTS COMMUSSION
2010

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This guide provides easy to follow information for disabled people in Britain about the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It highlights general information about the Convention, human rights and how the Convention can be put into practice. Related information and resource links are also provided. This guide would be useful for disabled people living in England, Wales and Scotland

Appeal on victim assistance to States participating in the Cartagena summit on a mine free world

INTERNATIONAL COMMITEE OF THE RED CROSS
December 2009

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This is an appeal made during the Cartagena Summit for the world to support and act towards a Mine-Free world. About a hundred States participants at the meeting signed the Cartagena declaration for an end of anti-personnel mines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war and assistance to be provided to victims. The appeal calls for an universal adherence to the Convention for a mine-free world. This summit was organized by the ICRC together with the Norwegian Red Cross in Oslo
"Second review conference of the States parties to the convention on the use, stockpiling, production and transfer of anti-personnel mines and on their destruction"
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia
30 November - 4 December 2009

State of the rights of persons with disabilities in Bangladesh 2009

DISABILITY RIGHTS WATCH GROUP
NATIONAL FORUM OF ORGANISATIONS WORKING WITH THE DISABLED (NFOWD)
December 2009

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This report is an assessment of the state of the rights of persons with disabilities in Bangladesh, with regard to the recent implementation of the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CPRD) of which Bangladesh is a signatory. The report analyzes laws and policies’ affecting the lives of disabled people in Bangladesh. This report would be of interest to disabled people and those who work in the disability sector in Bangladesh

Cartagena action plan 2010-2014 : ending the suffering caused by antipersonnel mines

CARTAGENA SUMMIT
December 2009

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This paper presents the Cartagena action plan 2010-2014. It provides an introduction and then outlines the following areas: universalizing the Convention; destroying stockpiled anti-personnel mines; clearing mined areas; assisting the victims; international cooperation and assistance for achieving the Convention’s aims; and additional actions essential to achieving the Convention’s aims
Second Review Conference of the Mine Ban Treaty
Cartagena, Colombia
29 November - 4 December 2009

Assisting the victims : recommendations on implementing the Cartagena action plan 2010 - 2014

CARTAGENA SUMMIT
December 2009

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“"This document is primarily intended to provide recommendations to States Parties on each action related to victim assistance in such a way as to facilitate a holistic and integrated approach to addressing the rights and needs of mine victims. The recommendations are not intended to replace existing plans, but rather, should be considered as ideas for enhancing the implementation of the Cartagena Action Plan in the period 2010 to 2014"

Recommendations for national action plans on victim assistance 2010 - 2014|Building on international standards, lessons learned and field expertise for an effective and sustainable impact

MUNOZ, Wanda
BERNARD, Hervé
October 2009

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This report provides recommendations to support stakeholders involved in creating and updating national action plans on victim assistance throughout the period 2010-2014. The recommendations are in accordance with the Cartagena Action Plan and other international humanitarian and human rights standards. The report provides a background on victim assistance and highlights recommendations using six key elements. This report is useful for countries affected by mines/explosive remnants of war (ERW), survivors, disabled persons’ organisations (DPO) and other civil society representatives, international organisations and countries committed to international cooperation

Understanding the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities : a handbook on the human rights of persons with disabilities|2nd edition

SCHULZE, Marianne
September 2009

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This manual is a useful tool for explaining the content of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and provides comprehensive information about the negotiation and drafting process. It provides a detailed overview of the CRPD and the positions taken by the different stakeholders involved. Information is highlighted about interpreting the text of the CRPD and CRPD implementation at the local, national, regional and international levels. This manual is useful for people for people working in the field of disability, development and human rights

Women with disabilities Australia : submission to inform the development of the framework for the new national women's health policy

FROHMADER, Carolyn
SWIFT, Karin
August 2009

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"This Submission focuses predominantly on the Framework for the new National Women’s Health Policy, in the context of human rights and women with disabilities. It examines what is meant by the ‘right to health’ and looks at women with disabilities’ right to health under the relevant international human rights treaties to which Australia is a party"

Victim assistance in the context of the AP mine ban convention : priorities and challenges during the period 2010-2014|Element 7.1

THE STANDING COMMITTEE ON VICTIM ASSISTANCE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC REINTEGRATION
May 2009

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This paper presents the priorities and challenges during the period 2010-2014 of Victim assistance in the context of the AP Mine Ban Convention. It provides a brief introduction, outlines the evolution of the status of victim assistance in the context of the Convention, applies the understandings and framework for strategic action, and presents the challenges and actions to address the challenges in fulfilling the Convention’s promise to survivors

Banning of cluster munitions : government policy and practice

HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
LANDMINE ACTION
May 2009

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This report details information about the international treaty banning cluster munitions. It contains entries on 150 countries, including signatories to the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions, stockpiler countries, and affected states. It highlights governments’ policies and efforts to clear contaminated areas and meet the needs of cluster munition victims. It also mentions government practices with respect to the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of cluster munitions. The report is useful for people interested in a comprehensive overview of the banning of cluster munitions

Listen to the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Office for Disability Issues
Ministry of Social Development, New Zealand
2009

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A full English audio version of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is available to download and listen to from this weblink. Each article is available in a separate MP3 file. This resource is useful for people seeking an auditory English version of the CRPD

Explosive Remnants of war : challenges for victim assistance

SCHULZ, Jan
2009

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This conference report provides information about victim assistance, and highlights different views and supportive approaches relating to victims of landmines, cluster munitions and other explosive remnants of war. The document contains detailed information from both the conference presentations and the two workshops, and gives eight general conference conclusions. This conference report is useful for people who are interested in victim assistance issues

See me, hear me : a guide to using the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities to promote the rights of children

LANSDOWN, Gerison
2009

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See Me, Hear Me examines how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) can be used to support disabled children, alongside the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The guide analyses the inter-relationship of the two Conventions and provides examples of good practice on how both Conventions should be implemented by governments with regards to children. This guide is a useful tool for child and disability rights advocates, government officials, and anybody interested in child and/or disability rights

Deaf people and human rights

HAUALAND, Hilde
ALLEN, Colin
January 2009

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This report is based on a survey which is the largest knowledge database on the situation of deaf people. Through various associations of deaf people in 93 countries, it presents data on various issues, including the recognition of sign language in legislation and education
Note: The report can be viewed translated to International Sign on the WFD website

How to build an accessible environment in developing countries : manual #1 - introduction & accessibility standards

DAVID, Vincent
December 2008

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This useful manual provides an introduction to the three-manual series about accessibility standards. General background information is highlighted about the concept of accessibility. An overview of Handicap International's approach is outlined, as well as infomation about the standardised vs individualised approaches. Throughout the three manuals, illustrations are provided for technical drawings, construction methods and construction materials from Handicap International's project in Cambodia This manual series is useful for people interested in learning about accessibility standards in developing countries

Connecting the dots : victim assistance and human rights

SURVIVOR CORPS
December 2008

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This report highlights the connections between the following international treaties: the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on Their Destruction (The Mine Ban Treaty); the Convention on Cluster Munitions; and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It aims to enhance the implementation of the three treaties relating to victim assistance and human rights. This report is useful for people interested in victim assistance and human rights as outlined in international treaties

Explosive violence in areas of civilian concentration

MOYES, Richard
October 2008

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This transcript outlines what Richard Moyes of Landmine Action believes is required to reform policy on landmines and cluster munitions. He draws on current patterns of explosive violence to support his points and the legality and acceptability of explosive force in areas populated by civilians

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