Interdependence, indivisibility and the social rights of persons with disabilities in the law of Qatar Articles uri icon

publication date

  • December 2017

start page

  • 49

end page

  • 80

issue

  • 9

volume

  • 2017

international standard serial number (ISSN)

  • 2340-9592

abstract

  • Based on the description of the situation of some social rights of persons with disability in Qatar, this article is aimed to highlight the need to address the protection of human rights from interdependence and indivisibility. The analysis of Qatar Law reveals that social protection alone is not sufficient guarantee of dignity, as would not be a system based exclusively on freedom as not interference. Although providing noteworthy resources for persons with disabilities along with a good level of social protection and health care, Qatar does not base its system on autonomy and inclusion and this is a shortcoming to move towards a human rights-based approach.