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This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realize equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. In 20 chapters, contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in the field. These include international human rights standards and other sources of legal protection, nondiscrimination laws and the economics of equality, preventative technology, remediation and habilitation, and lifestyle chices and autonomy. The volume specifically considers the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities from an international perspective. It identifies recent internatinal advances in their human rights and public policy positions, in addition to making recommendations for further advances at both the national and international levels.