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Contemporary challenges in disability law, policy and practice in Africa 805


 
Module code DRL 805
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Law
Module content

In this module a multidisciplinary approach is adopted to disability law, policy and practice. The focus is on contemporary challenges in disability law, policy and practice in an African context and selected topics may include:

  1. Contemporary challenges in disability law, policy and practice in Africa
  2. Anthropology of disability in an African context
  3. Disability and intersectionality in an African context, exploring multiple identities and cumulative discrimination
  4. Disability and social change in an African context
  5. Disability rights in practice: legal capacity, supported decision-making and independent living in an African context
  6. Disability and development in Africa: Inclusive development and the sustainable development goals
  7. Disability and social policy
  8. Inclusive education law, policy and practice
  9. Mental health law, policy and practice
  10. Advocacy and access to justice in Africa
Module credits 25.00
NQF Level 09
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 30 contact hours per semester
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Centre for Human Rights
Period of presentation Semester 2

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