Implementing good laws can protect Deaf rights. But first the government must pass good laws. Then the government needs to implement them. This is a common challenge that Deaf communities share in many countries, including in Chile. Another common challenge is that many Deaf communities do not know enough about laws to advocate for better legal protections A Deaf American lawyer, Michael Steven Stein, describes his attempts to improve access to legal knowledge for Deaf Chileans.
Michael Steven Stein’s book chapter, “Implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Supporting the Deaf Community of Chile Through Legal Expertise”, is in the book It’s A Small World: International Deaf Spaces and Encounters, edited by Michele Friedner and Annelies Kuster. The book published in 2015.
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