The Right to Health of Persons with Disabilities in India

July 31, 2014 | Jayna Kothari

This report examines the state of the right to health for persons with disabilities in India from the perspective of “equal access” and “non-discrimination.”   It is based on an empirical study conducted by CLPR on the experiences of persons with disabilities in accessing healthcare. In addition to the empirical study, it also draws on the insight gathered from four zonal and one national consultation meeting organized by CLPR on disability rights.  The outcomes from the consultations have been referenced in this paper. This report was prepared for Human Rights Law Network, Indian Association of Muscular Dystrophy, and the National Alliance on Access to Justice for People Living with Mental Illness.


Jayna Kothari, 'The Right to Health of Persons with Disabilities in India' (31 Jul 2014) <> accessed on 21 Jul 2024