Document Type : Article


1 Associate Prof., Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran

2 Ph.D. Student of International Law, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran


People who have experienced different physical, psychological, and social harms may have challenges other than health threat to face due to various reasons. Challenges that despite treatments and medical interventions may cause the affected individual to be incapable of returning to the society and necessitate further processes for returning to normal life. This topic relates to disability in rehabilitation science. In spite of developments of rehabilitation science in recent decades, from a legal and especially human rights perspective, legal gaps in relation to rehabilitation exist. Thus, in this article with human rights in mind and considering the hypothesis that access to rehabilitation services is a human right and from an analytical descriptive aspect we answer the question that whether access to rehabilitation services could be recognized as a an independent human right?


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