Mariano Godachevich

 

 


 

Dr. Mariano Godachevich is a lawyer (University of Buenos Aires), university lecturer (Latin American Programme on Human Rights and Democratisation, University of San Martin) and author specialized in disability rights. He has three decades of experience as representative of the disability rights movement in Argentina and Latin America. Between 2001 and 2012 he coordinated a programme for labor inclusion for the visually impaired. He is an advisor of the National Programme for Persons with Disabilities in their Relationship with the Administration of Justice (ADAJUS) at the Ministry of Justice in Argentina. He has been a consultant of the Inter-American Development Bank in the evaluation of labor insertion programmes. Since 2014 he is the Argentine civil society delegate and Vicepresident of the Committee for the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (CEDDIS) of the Organization of American States (OAS).




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Persons with disabilities are frequently marginalized in society and face numerous challenges in the enjoyment of their human rights. In the past such challenges were seen as an unavoidable consequence of their impairments. More recently, the introduction of a human rights-based model of disability has contributed to a shift in perceptions and attitudes. Viewing disability from a human rights standpoint implicates a change in the way States and all sectors of society consider persons with disabilities: no longer as recipients of medical care and charity or objects of others’ decisions, but holders of rights. This free and open to all MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) provides participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively approach disability from a human rights perspective. Drawing from expertise and examples at the global and national level, it offers a multidisciplinary and multifaceted overview of historical developments, main standards, key issues, and current challenges in this area of human rights protection.

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