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Legal Capacities of Persons with Disabilities in Asia (2018_2_40_022)


This study will aim to clarify the status of the legal capacities of persons with disabilities in Asia and will aim to discover issues that hinder such capacities by using the Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) as criteria. Equality before the law is a basic human right and is indispensable in exercising other human rights. However, historically, the legal capacities of persons with disabilities have often been denied. Therefore, the CRPD requests that state parties shift the paradigm and provide necessary assistance so as to allow persons with disabilities to exercise their legal capacities. This study will not only examine the status of each country, but will also try to find common issues in Asia via comparative analysis.


April 2018 - March 2020

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] Kobayashi Masayuki
[ Co-researcher ] Mori Soya
[ Co-researcher ] Ikehara Yoshikazu (Tokyo Advocacy Law Office, Director (Lawyer))
[ Co-researcher ] Sai Takanori (DPI-Japan, Assistant to Chairperson)
[ Co-researcher ] Nishizawa Kikuo (Kansai University, Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Asano Noriyuki (Kansai University, Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Nagase Osamu (Ritsumeikan University, Professor)
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