The impact of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on Ley 27/2007 Print

The impact of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the Spanish Law 27/2007 of 23 October recognising Spanish sign languages and regulating support measures for oral communication for the deaf, hearing-impaired and deaf/blind,  Bartolomé de las Casas Human Rights Institute, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Funding Body: CNSE
Researcher in charge: Rafael de Asís Roig
Duration: year 2010

Objectives:
.- To clarify the meaning and scope of the right to knowledge and use of sign languages. Special attention to the educational sphere.
.- To clarify the meaning and scope of the support measures for oral communication of the deaf, hearing-impaired and deaf/blind.  Special attention to the educational sphere.
.- To clarify the meaning and scope of the right to free choice of the deaf, hearing-impaired and deaf/blind regarding the learning, knowledge and use of Spanish sign languages, and regarding the different support measures for oral communication. Special attention to the educational sphere.
.- To determine whether there are any aspects of Spanish Law 27/2007 which clash with the provisions of the Convention and if there are aspects of the Convention which are not provided for in Law 27/2007.
Research Team:
Rafael de Asís
María del Carmen Barranco
Miguel Angel Ramiro
Agustina Palacios
Francisco Bariffi