Disability Law and Policy

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Editors: Charles O’Mahony & Gerard Quinn

ISBN: 9781905536900

Publication Date: March 2017

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Disability Law and Policy: An Analysis of the UN Convention is a new book which undertakes a multidisciplinary examination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
The rights-based perspective on disability is a relatively new lens through which disability law and policy is considered. This is despite the fact that persons with disabilities are often described as the world’s largest minority. There are approximately 1 billion persons with disabilities in the world (15 percent of the world’s population). This book is an edited volume of essays that undertakes a multidisciplinary examination of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Part 1 of the edited collection focuses on disability and intersectionality; part 2 addresses the on going debate about the meaning of Article 12 the right to equal recognition before the law. The chapters contained in part 3 go on to address the emerging discourse on the right to liberty as contained in Article 14 of the CRPD and the barriers facing persons with mental health problems. Part 4 of the collection examines the right to live independently and to be included in the community. The themes of the right to inclusive education and employment for persons with disabilities are explored in parts 5 and 6 of the collection. The final part of the book part 7 examines how the CRPD is being implemented regionally and in a number of jurisdictions.
Disability Law and Policy: An Analysis of the UN Convention has evolved from an event entitled Global PhD and Researchers Colloquium on Disability Law and Policy organised by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway. The Colloquium was organised in conjunction with the Burton Blatt Institute, University of Syracuse and the University of Haifa, Israel.
Content includes
Part 1: Disability & Intersectionality
Gender, Disability and Access to Justice: An Intersectional Exploration of Article 13 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Eilionóir Flynn
Ideas for the Construction of a Human Rights Model for Children, with or Without Disabilities, Ignacio Campoy Cervera
Raising awareness about awareness-Insights from the feminist movement on interpreting Article 8 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Barbara Phillips, Nicole Emmenegger, Bruno Trezzini and Mary Keogh
Disability, Gender and Development, Mary Keogh
Are we Right or are we Right?: ‘Right Approach’ in the Advocacy Work of Organisation of Persons with Disabilities, Kumpuvuori, Jukka and Virtanen, Riku
Part 2: Right to Legal Capacity
Legal Capacity and Supported Decision-Making: Respecting Rights and Empowering People, Anna Arstein-Kerslake
Article 12 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the European Convention on Human Rights, Mary Keys
Legal Capacity: Alternatives to Functional Capacity, Tina Minkowitz
Supported Decision-Making Innovations: The Canadian Experience, Lana Kerzner

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