Persons with Disabilties: A comparative study between Malaysia, United Kingdom and Philippines

Authors

  • Nadzratun Naim Hammad Azizi Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Sharifah Nur Asmaa’ Syed Azman Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Abdul Mu’iz Abdul Razak Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Malaysia
  • Aisyah Mohd Soberi Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3048

Keywords:

Persons with Disabilties; comparative Law ;Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 ; rights

Abstract

Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) has been an ongoing concern within the international community. Malaysia has made a significant step forward by ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, albeit with formal reservations and its own Act. Nevertheless, Malaysia is still under the spotlight for its deficiency in establishing an effective penalty and enforcement mechanism apart from the lack of anti-discriminatory provisions. As such, this comparative paper aims to review the current legislations by filling in the gaps in comparison with that of the Philippines and United Kingdom through a proposed and reaffirmed actions.

Keywords: Persons with Disabilties; comparative Law ;Persons with Disabilities Act 2008 ; rights

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3048

Published

2021-10-19

How to Cite

Azizi, N. N. H. ., Syed Azman , S. N. A. ., Abdul Razak, A. M. ., & Mohd Soberi, A. . (2021). Persons with Disabilties: A comparative study between Malaysia, United Kingdom and Philippines. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI6). https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3048