Direito das Pessoas com Deficiência

3 ECTS / Semester / Portuguese

The objective of this discipline is to consolidate knowledge about the fundamental rights of people with disabilities, in a multi-level protection of human rights. This will include the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic. Some of the topics to be addressed in class will be: (i) understanding the purpose of the Convention and the normative impact of the rights of persons with disabilities; (ii) discuss whether the prospect of fundamental rights should be adapted and specified; (iii) incorporation of the Convention into Portuguese legal order; (iv) systematization of the jusfundamental catalog of persons with disabilities, with special emphasis on the rights to accessibility, equality and non-discrimination and the Portuguese Sign Language; (v) understanding of the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.


Degree in Law (2009), MSc in Human Rights (2012) and PhD in Public Juridical Sciences by the Law School of the University of Minho (2018). It is an…