Les Droits des Personnes Handicapées aux Emirats Arabes Unis au Regard de la Législation Nationale et Internationale

Magdi Shouaib, Eman Ahmed Alabdouli

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The predominant policy in the UAE towards people with disabilities has long been based on charity. However, the attention given to persons with disabilities by the international community, especially after the adoption in 2006 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, has had an impact on the Emirati legislator. As such, this study aims to highlight the attitude of the Emirati legislator towards these people before and after the above-mentioned Convention, to determine, as a first step, whether or not he has abandoned the policy based on charity in favour of another that is linked to legal philosophy through texts on which the rights of the disabled are based. Secondly, this study aims to highlight the consequences on the scope of these rights, compared to those recognized before the UAE's accession to the Convention.

Original languageFrench
JournalArab Law Quarterly
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023


  • convention
  • disability
  • discrimination
  • obligations
  • Principle of equality
  • rights
  • United Arab Emirates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Law

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