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Introducing a Human Rights-based disability research methodology


Arstein-Kerslake, A and Maker, Y and Flynn, E and Ward, O and Bell, R and Degener, T, Introducing a Human Rights-based disability research methodology, Human Rights Law Review, 20, (3) pp. 412-432. ISSN 1744-1021 (2020) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1093/hrlr/ngaa021


Research has the potential to be a powerful tool for the realisation of the rights of disabled people. However, antiquated research practices continue to marginalise disabled people by excluding them from research; inadequately remunerating them for participation in research; undertaking research that assumes difference; and not including their voice in the leadership design or implementation of research. This article builds on emancipatory, participatory and inclusive research methodologies to introduce a new human rights-based disability research methodology that presents a roadmap to overcome these problems and transform research into a means of rights realisation. It presents a protocol for the methodology that was created by the international Disability Human Rights Research Network. Finally, it explores many challenges that researchers may face when endeavouring to implement the methodology.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:human rights, disability rights, research methodology, co-design, participatory,
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International humanitarian and human rights law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Arstein-Kerslake, A (Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake)
UTAS Author:Maker, Y (Dr Yvette Maker)
ID Code:151026
Year Published:2020
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2022-07-13
Last Modified:2022-07-15

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