Base document on civil political rights disaggregated by nature of intervention right to life and living



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BASE DOCUMENT ON CIVIL POLITICAL RIGHTS DISAGGREGATED BY NATURE OF INTERVENTION

RIGHT TO LIFE AND LIVING

POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS




  • The group suggests that the new act should refer to this right as “Right to Life and Living”, as a way of promoting pro-life and the right to have one’s life protected. [Recommendation from committee]

  • Further discussion on pro-life versus right to die led to the view that the law should provide for:

  1. Provision of all support measures which will maintain and enhance the dignity and quality of life.

  2. Also, provision of all support measures in natural settings of living for all people. [Input for right to

  • Right to life includes the right to experience self / develop one’s own identity, right to an enabling psychosocial environment, where PD can thrive, such as love, care and affection, right to a sexual self, and the right to a spiritual self. Removal of legal, medical, social and other barriers to achievement of right to self and identity, and rights in these areas must be provided for.

  • Right to life includes the right to wellness including being well and staying well.

  • The new Act must recognize that PDs, equal to others, have dreams and aspirations, and to achieve a fulfilling life, must be able to take the necessary steps of taking risk, growth and learning, on a foundation of being well and staying well.

  • Funds must be clearly demarcated for CPR – LC linked interventions.

  • The self help project on quality of life (supported by World Bank) can be adopted at the state and the national level.





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