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Sur. Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos

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DINIZ, Debora; BARBOSA, Lívia  and  SANTOS, Wederson Rufino dos. Disability, human rights and justice. Sur, Rev. int. direitos human. [online]. 2009, vol.6, n.11, pp. 64-77. ISSN 1806-6445.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1806-64452009000200004.

This paper aims to demonstrate how the field of disability studies consolidated the concept of disability as social oppression. By reviewing the main ideas of the social model of disability, this article presents the genesis of the concept of disability as a restriction of participation for disabled people, as adopted by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which Brazil ratified in 2008.

Keywords : Disability; Social model of disability; Medical model of disability; Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities.

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