Right to integrity is about personal identity. The ‘RIGHT TO BE YOU’ and the barriers to that. Right to affirm oneself as a whole person in a physical and mental sense.
Articles (12, 17) must be read together.
The new Act must ensure the safety of occupying one’s own personal space. Good touch / bad touch, illustratively, is significant for people in wheel chairs or those being led. Every PWD would have experience of lacking safety in one’s personal environment.
Refer to standard interpretation of integrity in other human rights acts and jurisprudence.