Varney, E (2019) "Beyond Negative Interpretations of Freedom of Contract: The Interplay between Private Law and Human Rights in Light of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities". In: Surpass IRN Conference: Fair and Non-discriminatory Access to Financial Services, 26-27 Sep 2019, Copenhagen. (Unpublished)

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How should the concept of ‘freedom of contract’ be understood in a way that is compatible with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? With a focus on English contract law, this discussion challenges negative interpretations of freedom of contract confined to non-intervention by the state and limited to a narrow perception of the public as economic actors in pursuit of self-interest, in favour of positive interpretations which embrace wider social values such as equality and dignity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2019 15:17
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2019 01:30

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