RESOURCE: International and Comparative Disability Law Bibliographic Web Resource

Posted on 24 September 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Cross-Disability, Human Rights, Policy & Legislation, Resources | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Until recent years, disability rights advocates, human rights lawyers, and other people who share an interest in comparing national and international laws related to people with disabilities faced challenges in finding the information they needed. But the task of looking up exactly what laws, constitutions, and international treaties say about people with disabilities around the world has become a little easier in the past few years.

One more resource has just been launched: The Syracuse University College of Law Disability Law and Policy Program, in conjunction with the H. Douglas Barclay Law Library, has developed a comprehensive bibliographic web resource on International and Comparative Disability Law. This resource is available at:

http://www.law.syr.edu/lawlibrary/electronic/humanrights.aspx

People interested in issues related to disability, laws, and policies in general can find more relevant resources at the new collection of resource links at the Disability Rights Fund web site:

http://www.disabilityrightsfund.org/resources-reports.html#global_laws

Also see an earlier We Can Do blog post on the topic of researching laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and legal case summaries related to people with disabilities around the world: RESOURCES: Finding Disability-Related Laws and Policies.



I learned about the new on-line database at Syracuse University via Joan Durocher, and also via the Global Partnership for Disability and Development mailing list.

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