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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.

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.

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: 1804
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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

Essays and Relevant Human Rights Instruments

  • Author: Theresia Degener,Yolan Koster-Dreese
  • Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
  • ISBN: 0792332989
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 757
  • View: 1100
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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.

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.

The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law

The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law

From Charity to Human Rights

  • Author: Arlene S. Kanter
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134444664
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 351
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The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD) by the United Nations in 2006 is the first comprehensive and binding treaty on the rights of people with disabilities. It establishes the right of people with disabilities to equality, dignity, autonomy, full participation, as well as the right to live in the community, and the right to supported decision-making and inclusive education. Prior to the CRPD, international law had provided only limited protections to people with disabilities. This book analyses the development of disability rights as an international human rights movement. Focusing on the United States and countries in Asia, Africa, the Middle East the book examines the status of people with disabilities under international law prior to the adoption of the CPRD, and follows the development of human rights protections through the convention’s drafting process. Arlene Kanter argues that by including both new applications and entirely new approaches to human rights treaty enforcement, the CRPD is significant not only to people with disabilities but also to the general development of international human rights, by offering new human rights protections for all people. Taking a comparative perspective, the book explores how the success of the CRPD in achieving protections depends on the extent to which individual countries enforce domestic laws and policies, and the changing public attitudes towards people with disabilities. This book will be of excellent use and interest to researchers and students of human rights law, discrimination, and disability studies.

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 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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Disabled People and the Right to Life

Disabled People and the Right to Life

The Protection and Violation of Disabled People’s Most Basic Human Rights

  • Author: Luke Clements,Janet Read
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134134436
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 288
  • View: 5845
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The most basic of human rights, the right to life, is the focus of this book. 'Human rights' has increasingly come to be seen as a significant framework, both to aid understanding of the experiences of those who face oppression, and to underpin social, legal and political measures to counter it. Disabled People and the Right to Life uses this framework to explore how disabled people’s right to life is understood in different national contexts and the ways in which they are – or are not – afforded protection under the law, emphasizing the social, cultural and historical forces and circumstances which have promoted disabled people’s right to life or legitimated its violation. Written by an international panel of contributors including individuals holding public office, academics from the fields of law, social policy, disability studies and bioethics as well as practitioners and activists attempting to further disabled people’s human rights, this truly interdisciplinary book will be of interest to students and researchers of disability, law, social policy and human rights.

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
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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.

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights

Routledge Handbook of Disability Law and Human Rights

  • Author: Peter Blanck,Eilionóir Flynn
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317043693
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 264
  • View: 6401
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current and emerging research and policy on disability law. Bringing together a team of respected and experienced experts, the handbook offers a range of jurisdictional and multidisciplinary perspectives. The authors consider historical and contemporary, as well as comparative perspectives of disability law. Divided into three parts, the contributors provide a comprehensive reference to the theoretical underpinnings, ongoing debates and emerging fields within the subject. The study provides a strong basis for consideration of contemporary disability law, its research foundations, and progressive developments in the area. The book incorporates interdisciplinary and comparative country perspectives to capture the breadth of current discourse on disability law. This handbook provides a valuable resource for a wide range of scholars, public and private researchers, NGOs, and practitioners working in the area of disability law, and across national and transnational disability schemes. The work will be of important interest to those in the fields of sociology, history, psychology, economics, political science, rehabilitation sciences, medicine, technology, and law, among others.

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
  • View: 3180
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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.

Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

  • Author: Jonathan Lazar,Michael Ashley Stein
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812249232
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 360
  • View: 2683
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Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology addresses the global issue of equal access to information and communications technology (ICT) by persons with disabilities. The right to access the same digital content at the same time and at the same cost as people without disabilities is implicit in several human rights instruments and is featured prominently in Articles 9 and 21 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The right to access ICT, moreover, invokes complementary civil and human rights issues: freedom of expression; freedom to information; political participation; civic engagement; inclusive education; the right to access the highest level of scientific and technological information; and participation in social and cultural opportunities. Despite the ready availability and minimal cost of technology to enable people with disabilities to access ICT on an equal footing as consumers without disabilities, prevailing practice around the globe continues to result in their exclusion. Questions and complexities may also arise where technologies advance ahead of existing laws and policies, where legal norms are established but not yet implemented, or where legal rights are defined but clear technical implementations are not yet established. At the intersection of human-computer interaction, disability rights, civil rights, human rights, international development, and public policy, the volume's contributors examine crucial yet underexplored areas, including technology access for people with cognitive impairments, public financing of information technology, accessibility and e-learning, and human rights and social inclusion. Contributors: John Bertot, Peter Blanck, Judy Brewer, Joyram Chakraborty, Tim Elder, Jim Fruchterman, G. Anthony Giannoumis, Paul Jaeger, Sanjay Jain, Deborah Kaplan, Raja Kushalnagar, Jonathan Lazar, Fredric I. Lederer, Janet E. Lord, Ravi Malhotra, Jorge Manhique, Mirriam Nthenge, Joyojeet Pal, Megan A. Rusciano, David Sloan, Michael Ashley Stein, Brian Wentz, Marco Winckler, Mary J. Ziegler.

Disability with Dignity

Disability with Dignity

  • Author: Linda Barclay
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 9781138498068
  • Category:
  • Page: 160
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Philosophical interest in disability is rapidly expanding. Philosophers are beginning to grasp the complexity of disability¿as a category, with respect to well-being and as a marker of identity. However, the philosophical literature on justice and human rights has often been limited in scope and somewhat abstract. Not enough sustained attention has been paid to the concrete claims made by people with disabilities, concerning their human rights, their legal entitlements and their access to important goods, services and resources.¿ This book discusses how effectively philosophical approaches to distributive justice and human rights can support these concrete claims. It argues that these approaches often fail to lend clear support to common disability demands, revealing both the limitations of existing philosophical theories and the inflated nature of some of these demands. Moving beyond entitlements, the author also develops a unique conception of dignity, which she argues illuminates the specific indignities experienced by people with disabilities in the allocation of goods, in the common experience of discrimination and in a wide range of interpersonal interactions. Disability with Dignity offers an accessible and extended philosophical discussion of disability, justice and human rights. It provides a comprehensive assessment of the benefits and pitfalls of theories of human rights and justice for advancing justice for the disabled. It brings the moral importance of dignity to the centre, arguing that justice must be pursued in a way that preserves and promotes the dignity of people with disabilities.

Disability Discourse

Disability Discourse

  • Author: Corker
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335231209
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
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This book draws upon personal narratives, rhetoric, material discourse, cultural representation, ethnography and contextual studies, international contributors seek to emphasize the multi-dimensional and multi-functional nature of disability language in an attempt to further inform our understanding of disability and to locate disability more firmly within contemporary mainstream social and cultural theory.

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
  • View: 396
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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 Human Rights Law

Disability Human Rights Law

  • Author: Anna Arstein-Kerslake
  • Publisher: MDPI
  • ISBN: 3038423890
  • Category: Human rights
  • Page: 170
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Disability Human Rights Law" that was published in Laws

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited

  • Author: Tom Shakespeare
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134577591
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 286
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Over the last forty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that disability research needs a firmer conceptual and empirical footing. This new edition is updated throughout, reflecting Shakespeare’s most recent thinking, drawing on current research, and responding to controversies surrounding the first edition and the World Report on Disability, as well as incorporating new chapters on cultural disability studies, personal assistance, sexuality, and violence. Using a critical realist approach, Disability Rights and Wrongs Revisited promotes a pluralist, engaged and nuanced approach to disability. Key topics discussed include: dichotomies – going beyond dangerous polarizations such as medical model versus social model to achieve a complex, multi-factorial account of disability identity - the drawbacks of the disability movement's emphasis on identity politics bioethics - choices at the beginning and end of life and in the field of genetic and stem cell therapies relationships – feminist and virtue ethics approaches to questions of intimacy, assistance and friendship. This stimulating and accessible book challenges disability studies orthodoxy, promoting a new conceptualization of disability and fresh research agenda. It is an invaluable resource for researchers and students in disability studies and sociology, as well as professionals, policy makers and activists.

Making Rights a Reality?

Making Rights a Reality?

Disability Rights Activists and Legal Mobilization

  • Author: Lisa Vanhala
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 113949712X
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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Making Rights a Reality? explores the way in which disability activists in the United Kingdom and Canada have transformed their aspirations into legal claims in their quest for equality. It unpacks shifting conceptualizations of the political identity of disability and the role of a rights discourse in these dynamics. In doing so, it delves into the diffusion of disability rights among grassroots organizations and the traditional disability charities. The book draws on a wealth of primary sources including court records and campaign documents and encompassing interviews with more than sixty activists and legal experts. While showing that the disability rights movement has had a significant impact on equality jurisprudence in two countries, the book also demonstrates that the act of mobilizing rights can have consequences, both intended and unintended, for social movements themselves.