« Disability and University (pragmatic) Activism » : new publication of Joseph Damamme

Tuesday 13 March 2018

Joseph Damamme published a post on the Strasbourg observers’ website on « Disability and University (pragmatic) Activism: the pros and cons of Enver S*ahin v Turkey« .

Economic and time constraints are often used as a justification for refusing or delaying necessary changes to the environment that would allow persons with disabilities to be more included in society. A balancing exercise between these constraints and the rights of these individuals was the subject of the ECtHR Chamber judgment Enver S*ahin v Turkey (only available in French for now). Therein, the Court clarified somehow the content and contours of the State’s (and the University’s) responsibility, when faced with accessibility requests by their students with disabilities. The positive outcome of the Court’s ruling contrasts with some missed opportunities and unanswered questions that are addressed by Judge Lemmens in his valuable dissenting opinion.

For the direct link to the post on the blog « Strasbourg Observers », see https://strasbourgobservers.com/2018/03/09/disability-and-university-pragmatic-activism-the-pros-and-cons-of-enver-sahin-v-turkey/.