Labelling of Disabled Refugees


In the context of disability, labelling has positive as well as negative effects on both disabled people and those who deal with them, e.g. medical staff or caretakers. When used appropriately and within context, labels serve many a practical and often necessary function. Stigmatisation of a disability or behaviour label has been shown to corrupt the attitudes towards individuals of professionals working with this population. Leer más

Charity or rights? The UN Refugee Compact at the intersection of disability and forced migration


The aspiration of human rights and the rights comprised in the CRPD to be universal is undermined by the fact that countries can exclude persons from having access to these rights on the base of their citizenship. In fact, the GCR represents a regress from the impetus of the 2016 New York declaration in this regard. An analysis of the political circumstances leading to this development could be of interest for further research. Leer más