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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.

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
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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 Disability

Human Rights and Disability

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

  • Author: John-Stewart Gordon,Johann-Christian Põder,Holger Burckhart
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317119886
  • 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 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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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.

Law, Rights, and Disability

Law, Rights, and Disability

  • Author: Jeremy Cooper
  • Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781853028366
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 317
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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.

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.

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
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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.