The Human Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities: Different but Equal

Paperback | August 16, 2003

EditorStanley S. Herr, Lawrence O. Gostin, Harold Hongju Koh

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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 twenty original chapters, distinguished 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 choices and autonomy.

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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 twenty original chapters, distinguished contributors from a range of disciplin...

Professor Stanley S. Herr taught at the University of Maryland School of Law from 1983 until his death in September 2001. In addition to his work in public policy, he was a Switzer Distinguished Research Fellow of the National Insitiute of Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Schell Senior Research Fellow at the Yale Law School Sch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:572 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:August 16, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Doug Colbert, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Harold H. Koh: DedicationMary Robinson: ForewordHarold H. Koh , Lawrence O. Gostin: IntroductionI. Conceptualizing Intellectual Disabilities: History and Terminology1. Peter Mittler: Meeting the Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities: International Perspectives2. Ruth Luckasson: Terminology and Power3. Alison Rentlen: Definitions and Classifications in Cross-cultural Perspectives4. David L. Braddock and Susan L. Parish: Social Policy Toward Intellectual Disablilities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth CenturiesII. The Human Rights Movement: International Norms and Standards5. Stanley S. Herr: From Wrongs to Rights: International Human Rights and Legal Protection6. Theresia Degener: Disability as a Subject of International Human Rights Law and Comparative Discrimination Law7. Robert Dinerstein: Human Rights Standards and Legal Reforms8. Michael Smull: Liberty, Due Process, and the Pursuit of HappinessIII. The Disability Rights Movement: Anti-discrimination Legislation9. Stanley S. Herr: The Potential of Disability Nondiscrimination Laws10. Dan Shnit: When Legislation Should Take Intellectual Disabilities into Account11. Robert Silverstein: Statutory Changes in Disability Policy: Types of Legislation, Policies, and GoalsIV. Equality and Difference: Social Policy Perspectives12. Marcia H. Rioux: On Second Thoughts: Constructing knowledge, Law, Disability, and Inequality13. Adrienne Asch, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Diann M. Johnson: Prevention of Disability: Is There a Conflict between Public health Prevention and Respect for Persons with Disabilities14. Peter David Blanck and Helen A. Schartz: Studying the Emerging Workforce15. John H. Noble, Jr.: The Economics of Equality: An Exploration of Country Differences16. Arie Rimmerman and Richard Crossman: Out-of-home Placement of Children with Intellectual Disabilities: the Need for a Family Support Policy17. Stanley S. Herr: Self Determination, Autonomy, and Alternatives for GuardianshipV. Future Goals and Aspirations18. Mitchell Levitz: Voices of Self-advocates19. Eric Rosenthal and Clarence J. Sundram: Recommendations for Developing Nations20. Ronald C. Slye: Recommendations for the United Nations and International NGOsHarold H. Koh and Lawrence O. Gostin: Conclusion

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'For generations, persons with intellectual disabilities have too often been the invisible minority: scorned, ignored , hidden from the world. This landmark volume demonstrates that a new era of respect, support, and opportunity has begun. These essays by acknowledged world leaders on humanrights and intellectual disabilities emphasize the importance of effective action by all nations to protect these basic rights by implementing fair and sensible social policies.'Edward M. Kennedy, United States Senator from Massachusetts