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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Human Rights Approach to Disability: Cases and Materials

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ISBN13: 9781138799080
Published: December 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £90.00

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The Human Rights Approach to Disability provides a thorough examination of issues relating to disability from a human rights perspective.

The book analyses how social theory concepts such as the social model of disability and disablism need to inform our interpretation of philosophical and legal principles, such as freedom and human dignity, which we need to apply in order to protect the rights of persons with disability. The book’s analysis covers a range of human rights questions, which start even before birth and continue throughout the life journey of a person with disability. The book draws from extensive examples in international human rights law, such as the CRPD and the ECtHR, as well as national law, such as the UK Equality Act and the American with Disabilities Act, in order to argue how specific disability issues should be approached from the viewpoint of human rights. The argumentation is multi-disciplinary and encompasses a range of legal, (bio)ethical and philosophical considerations, which inform this human rights approach.

The book will be of relevance to students and practitioners in law, sociology, disability studies, social work and healthcare.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part 1: Disability and Human Rights
1. Human Rights Theory and Disability Theory
2. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in brief
3. The enabling human rights approach to disability

Part 2: Disability and the Global South
4. Disability and the Global South5.Disability and migration

Part 3: Disability and the beginning of life: Public health reconsidered
6. Right to life and genetic screening7.Right to life and disability as ground for abortion

Part 4: The person with disability as a child
8. Right to private and family life and removal from parental care
9. Right to (inclusive) education and schooling

Part 5: The person with disability as an adult
10. Right to accessibility and independent living11.Equal capacity, including consent to sex and sterilisation
12. Women and disability
13. Freedom from discrimination in employment
14. Protection from hate crime

Part 6: End of life: euphemisms of euthanasia?
15. End of life issues