• Oche OnaziEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 78)


This chapter reflects on the implications of the argument of this book. It commences by identifying the prospects and limitations of human rights and capability approaches to disability justice, which have made it necessary to explore an alternative approach through African philosophy and African legal philosophy. Although presented as an alternative to the leading approaches, the legal philosophy of disability justice is presented as an internal critique of the literature on African philosophy. The main contribution of this book is best understood as an attempt to remedy the absence of the figure of the disabled person in the literature on African philosophy. After providing further reasons why the book has relied upon the relational conception of community to develop its proposed legal philosophy of disability justice, the chapter discusses some of the salient features of the argument. It concludes by discussing issues that the book has tried to avoid and responds to some objections to the argument of the book, as well as considering its implications for practice.


Human rights Capabilities Disability justice Community African legal philosophy Dependency 


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  1. 1.University of SouthamptonSouthamptonUK

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