Disability Human Rights Law by Anna Arstein-KerslakeDisability Human Rights Law by Anna Arstein-Kerslake

Disability Human Rights Law

Guest editorAnna Arstein-Kerslake

Paperback | June 2, 2017

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Disability Human Rights Law is an emerging field. It is an amalgamation of human rights law, disability studies, and disability rights law. It views rights in a novel way, opening a new line of scholarly inquiry. It sees rights as they apply to the individual, with regard to the individual’s particular abilities, needs, and circumstances.

Disability Human Rights Law represents a shift in the field of human rights. The traditional, and often archaic, rights boundaries are broken down. Civil and political rights exist entwined with social, economic, and cultural rights. The rights of the community and the rights of the individual are not always distinguishable and are often dependent upon one another. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the epitome of this shift and the epicenter of a new wave of rights protection.

This book focuses on this new field. The aim of the book is to begin to explore the potential of Disability Human Rights Law to transform modern human rights law.

Title:Disability Human Rights LawFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:170 pages, 9.61 × 6.69 × 0.46 inShipping dimensions:9.61 × 6.69 × 0.46 inPublished:June 2, 2017Publisher:MDPI AGLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3038423890

ISBN - 13:9783038423898


Table of Contents

1) Disability in a Human Rights Context
2) Harmonisation and Cross-Fertilisation of Socio-Economic Rights in the Human Rights Treaty Bodies: Disability and the Reasonableness Review Case Study
3) Legal Capacity and Access to Justice: The Right to Participation in the CRPD
4) Assumptions of Decision-Making Capacity: The Role Supporter Attitudes Play in the Realisation of Article 12 for People with Severe or Profound Intellectual Disability
5) Germany without Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry—A 15 Month Real World Experience
6) Strengthening the Voice of Persons with Mental Health Problems in Legal Capacity Proceedings
7) Are Cutbacks to Personal Assistance Violating Sweden’s Obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities?
8) Uneasy Bedfellows: Social Justice and Neo-Liberal Practice in the Housing Market
9) Can International Human Rights Law Help Restore Access to Justice for Disabled Workers?
10) A Word of Caution: Human Rights, Disability, and Implementation of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
11) NGO-Ization and Human Rights Law: The CRPD’s Civil Society Mandate