Research Activities

Research Projects 2023

Transition of Disability Law and Institution in Asia


This study focuses on the transformation of the laws and institutions of Asian countries regarding persons with disabilities influenced by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) adopted by the United Nations in 2006. Although CRPD is a consensus of the international community on the human rights of persons with disabilities, the development of domestic laws is influenced by factors specific to each country. Now that more than 10 years have passed after the Convention entered into force, the purpose of this study is to find whether and how the legislation in each country guaranteeing the rights of persons with disabilities has or has not transformed in the process of signature, ratification, national implementation, and constructive dialogue with the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In addition to analyzing the five target countries, this study will try to discover common issues in the Asia by comparative analysis.


April 2023 - March 2025

Role Member
[ Organizer ] Kobayashi, Masayuki
[ Co-researcher ] Mori, Soya
[ Co-researcher ] Sai, Takanori (DPI-Japan Assistant to Chairperson)
[ Co-researcher ] Nishizawa, Kikuo(Kansai University Professor)
[ Co-researcher ] Asano, Noriyuki(Kansai University Professor)

*Affiliations are as of April 2023.

Expected Outcome
  • Book published by IDE (Japanese)