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Human Rights and Disabled Persons

Human Rights and Disabled Persons

Essays and Relevant Human Rights Instruments

  • Author: Theresia Degener,Yolan Koster-Dreese
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 0792332989
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 757
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Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law

Critical Perspectives on Human Rights and Disability Law

  • Author: Marcia H. Rioux,Lee Ann Basser Marks,Lee Ann Basser,Melinda Jones
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9004189505
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 552
  • View: 9584
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This book examines the changing relationship between disability and the law, addressing the intersection of human rights principles, human rights law, domestic law and the experience of people with disabilities. Drawn from the global experience of scholars and activists in a number of jurisdictions and legal systems, the core human rights principles of dignity, equality and inclusion and participation are analyzed within a framework of critical disability legal scholarship.

Human Rights and Disabled Persons

Human Rights and Disabled Persons

  • Author: Leandro Despouy
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: People with disabilities
  • Page: 43
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Human Rights and Disability Advocacy

Human Rights and Disability Advocacy

  • Author: Maya Sabatello,Marianne Schulze
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812245474
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 320
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Human Rights and Disability Advocacy brings together perspectives from civil society representatives who played key roles in the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, shedding light on the emergent practices of a "new diplomacy" and the larger enterprise of human rights advocacy at the international level.

Human Rights and Disability

Human Rights and Disability

The Current Use and Future Potential of United Nations Human Rights Instruments in the Context of Disability

  • Author: Gerard Quinn,United Nations,Theresia Degener,Anna Bruce
  • Publisher: United Nations Publications
  • ISBN: 9789211541465
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 184
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Over 600 million people, or approximately 10 per cent of the world's population, have some kind of disability, and over two thirds live in developing countries. The human rights perspective on disability involves a move away from an approach motivated by charity towards viewing the disabled as holders of rights without discrimination. As such, it places the debate in its wider social context of how difference in treated in our society. This study has three main aims: to discuss the relevance of six UN treaties in the specific field of disability; to review how member states have responded to the obligations established under these treaties; and to consider options for the future to strengthen the system of human rights for people with disabilities.

Law, Rights and Disability

Law, Rights and Disability

  • Author: Jeremy Cooper
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 1846421225
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 320
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This comprehensive volume assesses the relationship between legal rights and disability and the effect of law, legal process and third party professional intervention on the lives of people with disabilities. Stressing the crucial role played by disabled people themselves in fulfilling the promise of the worldwide rights movement, the chapters examine this relationship across a variety of themes, stressing the legal elements of each issue, and the extent to which law can assist in strengthening individual rights in that area. The contributors, who are all either academics or other professional experts in their field, write in a jargon free accessible style. The volume will be of interest to lawyers, human rights activists, health care professionals and to disabled people generally. The main areas covered in the volume are: * new perspectives on working in partnership with disabled people; * the changing attitudes to the rights of people with disabilities across the globe; * improvements to the rights of disabled people through legal process, using national and international law; * an examination of the rights and entitlement of disabled people to community care, housing, employment, education, and special services for children; * disabled people and mental health law; * messages from disability research for law, practice and reform implications for research.

Human Rights and Disability

Human Rights and Disability

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author: John-Stewart Gordon,Johann-Christian Põder,Holger Burckhart
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317119894
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 182
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The formerly established medically-based idea of disability, with its charity-based approach to treatment and services, is being replaced by a human rights-based approach in which people with impairments are no longer considered medical problems, totally dependent on the beneficence of non-impaired people in society, but have fundamental rights to support, inclusion, and participation. This interdisciplinary book examines the diverse concerns that people with impairments face in the context of human rights, provides insights into new developments on important issues relating human rights to disability, and features new approaches and solutions to vital problems in the current debate.

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

Disability, Human Rights and the Limits of Humanitarianism

  • Author: Assoc Prof Cathy J Schlund-Vials,Asst Prof Michael Gill
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1472420918
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 250
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Contemporary human rights discourses problematically co-opt disabled bodies as ‘evidence’ of harms done under capitalism, war, and other forms of conflict, while humanitarian non-governmental organizations often use disabled bodies to generate resources for their humanitarian projects. It is the connection between civil rights and human rights, and the concomitant relationship between national and global, which foregrounds this book’s contention that disability studies productively challenge such human rights paradigms, which troublingly eschew disability rights in favor of exclusionary humanitarianism.

Disability, Human Rights and Education

Disability, Human Rights and Education

  • Author: Felicity Armstrong
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335230539
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 237
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This book recognizes the importance of an informed cross-cultural understanding of the policies and practices of different societies within the field of disability, human rights and education. It represents an attempt to critically engage with issues arising from the historical and contemporary domination of portrayals of 'the western' as advanced, democratic and exemplary, in contrast to the construction of the 'rest of the world' as backward, primitive and inferior in these fundamental areas.

Disability and Human Rights

Disability and Human Rights

Global Perspectives

  • Author: Edurne García Iriarte,Roy McConkey,Robbie Gilligan
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137390670
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 344
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Experienced by more than one billion people worldwide, disability is increasingly recognised as a human rights issue internationally. Completely up to date, Disability and Human Rights draws on cutting edge international research and real life examples to explore the global dimension of disability and to critically review progress on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This book provides readers with an in-depth exploration of disability across key areas of hu-man rights, including health, education, employment, accessibility and independent living. It demonstrates how these issues are integral to achieving full and equal participation of disa-bled people in human societies across the life cycle. The book analyses the impact of poverty, the importance of support and the relevance of culture and it maps out how to make disability rights a reality in the coming decades. Chapters are enriched with a wide range of international case examples and questions for reflection to deepen readers' understanding of the material. Students and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds, including disability studies, human rights, social work and social care will benefit from this much-needed new global perspective on disability.

International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law

International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law

When the Silenced are Heard

  • Author: Michael L. Perlin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195393236
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 339
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International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard draws attention to these issues in order to shed light on deplorable conditions that governments continue to ignore, and to invigorate the debate on a social policy issue that remains a low priority for most of the world's nations. Examining the mistreatment of persons with mental disabilities around the world, Michael Perlin identifies universal factors that contaminate mental disability law, including lack of comprehensive legislation and of independent counsel; inadequate care; poor or nonexistent community programming; and inhumane forensic systems. Using examples from Western and Eastern Europe, South America, Africa and Asia, Perlin examines and summarizes the growing field of international mental health law, arguing that governmental inaction demeans human dignity, denies personal autonomy, and disregards the most authoritative and comprehensive prescription of human rights obligations.

Disability, Divers-Ability and Legal Change

Disability, Divers-Ability and Legal Change

  • Author: Melinda Jones,Lee Ann Basser Marks
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 9789041110862
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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This book ventures into the uncharted terrain where law and disability intersect. Drawing on developments in the emerging field of disability studies and on a new-found human rights perspective on disability, the contributions traverse topics as wide-ranging as citizenship, feminism, eugenics, euthanasia, and sexual abuse of people with disabilities, and analyze disability law at both a domestic and international level. Informed by the social model of disability, this work brings together academics and disability activists from Australia, Europe and North America. The book is interdisciplinary in nature, with contributors coming from sociology, education, law, geography, philosophy, and cultural studies.

Human Rights and Media

Human Rights and Media

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1849506957
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 226
  • View: 6464
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Volume VI on Human Rights and Media introduces and analyzes the significant relationship and discourse of human rights and media. As agenda setters, framers and integral actors in human rights movements, various forms of media are analyzed by the contributing authors.

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

Different But Equal

  • Author: Stanley S. Herr,Harold Hongju Koh,Lawrence Ogalthorpe Gostin
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN: 9780199264513
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 551
  • View: 4541
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This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realise equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. Although human rights are universal and persons with intellectual disabilities are entitled to protection under general human rights law, the authors argue that there are differences that must be taken into account in order that the intellectually disabled can enjoy even the most basic of rights. In twenty original chapters, distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in this field, including international human rights standards and national disability laws and policies.

Deaf and disabled, or deafness disabled?

Deaf and disabled, or deafness disabled?

towards a human rights perspective

  • Author: Mairian Corker
  • Publisher: Open University Pres
  • ISBN: 9780335197002
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 165
  • View: 4654
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Deaf people's quests for personal meaning and for equality have tended to take one of two divergent paths which embrace vastly different conceptualizations of deaf and disabled people, and their place within society. As long as tension exists where these paths cross, there is a danger that some deaf people will become marginalized within the prevailing policy or service framework, which, in itself, mitigates against full rights, choice and participation. There is therefore a great need to identify a common language for the experience of oppression and empowerment which all deaf people can share without sacrificing their fight to self-definition. This book is the first to use a multidisciplinary approach within the wider equalities context in the exploration of these issues. It offers new foundations for a constructive dialogue between deaf and disabled people which respects their differences, dismantles barriers and informs our thinking about human and civil rights.

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Challenges to the Human Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities

  • Author: Frances Owen,Dorothy Griffiths
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781846428869
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 288
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'A book such as this both demonstrates the progress that has been made over recent years, and will also serve to enhance respect for the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the years to come.' - From the Foreword by Orville Endicott This wide-ranging volume provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The book combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. Initial chapters explain the historical context of rights for people with intellectual disabilities, including the right to life, and propose a conceptual framework to inform contemporary practice. Contributors then explore the many theoretical and practical challenges that people with intellectual disabilities face, in exercising their civil rights, educational rights or participatory rights, for instance. The implications arising from these issues are identified and practical guidelines for support and accommodation are provided. This book will be an essential resource for practitioners, advocates, lawyers, policy-makers and students on disability courses.