Military Briefing: Persons with Disabilities and Armed Conflict

Military Briefing: Persons with Disabilities and Armed Conflict provides guidance to the armed forces on how to integrate a disability perspective into military manuals and the training of their militaries.

This publication translates the findings of a larger academic research into practical advice and avenues to incorporate this issue into military operations and introduces militaries to this topic by exploring the meaning of disability and the incorrect understandings that must be avoided.

The paper offers a number of concrete recommendations on specific areas, showing the possibility to integrate a disability perspective into military manuals and military operations.

For example, it details the meaning of ‘accessible warnings’ to persons in the vicinity of armed attacks, and sets our feasible measures regarding the treatment of prisoners of war with disability, in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

AUTHOR

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Alice Priddy

Alice Priddy's current main research areas concern the rights of persons with disabilities during and in the immediate aftermath of armed conflict.

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