UB study finds rights of disabled not adequately addressed

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A new research conducted by the University of Botswana is advocating for the enactment of disability specific legislation to redress inequality of exercising rights.

Professor Sourav Moukhopadhyay and Emmanuel Moswela undertook the study in partnership with the Disability Support Services Unit, Law Department and support from the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA). The researchers argue that though the Constitution of Botswana outlaws discrimination of any kind against any person, it was limited in incorporating provisions of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN-CRPD). 

The convention, which Botswana is not signatory to, promotes and protects people with disabilities against discrimination and encourages states to adopt measures to ensure Individuals With Disabilities (IWD)s are treated equally.

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