Legal analysis of article 7 of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities: children with disabilities Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2017

start page

  • 116

end page

  • 141


  • 9

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2340-9592


  • The aim of this article is to carry out an in-depth analysis of Article 7, "Children with disabilities", of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. First of all it is explained how the Article 7 is the result of two different models of human rights: the "renewed" protectionism in relation with the children's rights and the social model in relation with the rights of persons with disabilities. After, it is explained how was the development of the creation of Article 7 within the Ad Hoc Committee which was created for the elaboration of the Convention. In an extensive section it is analysed the wording of Article 7, particularly taking account of the General Comments of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Committee on the Rights of the Child. Finally, the analysis of the meaning and scope of Article 7 is completed, taking into account other articles of the Convention and the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights


  • Law


  • children rights; children with disabilities rights; human rights; convention on the rights of persons with disabilities; european court of human rights