This is a volume in the Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights series

“The authors have embarked on a fascinating, original, and groundbreaking project to tell the story of how the CRPD came to be.”—Michael Perlin, New York Law School

The United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) constituted a paradigm shift in attitudes and approaches to disability rights, marking the first time in law-making history that persons with disabilities participated as civil society representatives and contributed to the drafting of an international treaty. On the way, they brought a new kind of diplomacy forward: empowering nongovernmental stakeholders, including persons with disabilities, within human rights discourse. This landmark treaty provides an opportunity to consider what it means to involve members of a global civil society in UN-level negotiations.

This book can be pre-ordered at  $59.95 and is available as cloth cover or e-book.

Cloth  ISBN 978-0-8122-4547-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-8122-0874-0