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Disability Rights in Europe : from Theory to Practice - Professor Anna Lawson

Disability Rights in Europe

from Theory to Practice

By: Professor Anna Lawson (Editor), Caroline Gooding (Editor)


Published: 15th May 2005
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This book is based on a conference organised jointly by the editors to mark the European Year of Disabled People. It explores the range of legal strategies which have been adopted, both nationally and internationally, to achieve equality for disabled people and facilitate their inclusion into mainstream society. It examines current developments in anti-discrimination law, both within Member States and at EU level. It also assesses the effectiveness and potential of the human rights framework for disabled Europeans. In addition, a number of approaches to the enforcement and promotion of disability rights are considered. Contributors to this book, drawn from across Europe, represent a variety of different backgrounds. They include leading academics in the field, as well as campaigners and others working to improve or enforce disability-related legislation. The book is a unique and timely contribution to an important and rapidly expanding field of study. It will be of relevance to all those, whether lawyers or not, with an interest in disability and equality issues.

...a quality collection of papers..The volume's strengths are the diversity of disability rights advocates that it draws upon, and the nice overview they provide on the topic...this is an informative and worthwhile collection. Professor Michael Ashley Stein NYU European Law Books Website also World Trade Review This book is an essential reference text for anyone interested in European disability law - its past and its future. Gerard Quinn Common Market Law Review, Vol 44, No 2 Apr-07 ...a significant and original contribution to the existing literature, and it will undoubtedly become an important work of reference in this field... Mark Bell Industrial Law Journal, Volume 35/1 March 06 This is a quality collection of papers...The volume's strengths are the diversity of disability rights advocates that it draws upon, and the nice overview they provide on the topic...this is an informative and worthwhile collection. Professor Michael Ashley Stein European Law Books 4th Oct 2006 ...an interesting series of essays exploring the key concepts of discrimination law...It is a stimulating and thought-provoking read for anyone seeking to develop their understanding of disability discrimination law. Gay Moon Discrimination Law Association Briefings, Vol 25 June 2005 ...provides an interesting overview and starting point for reflection and further investigation. Jill Stavert, Napier University SCOLAG Legal Journal February 2006 ...thought-provoking, eminently readable...provides an invaluable resource for those involved in campaigning, researching and teaching disability discrimination issues. Dr David McArdle, University of Stirling The Cambrian Law Review, Vol 36 Sept 2005

Introductionp. 1
Disability and human rights : the persistent oxymoronp. 9
The dog that didn't bark : the issue of access to rights under the European Convention on Human Rights by disabled peoplep. 21
Reasonable accommodations and positive obligations in the European Convention on Human Rightsp. 35
Hate speech and disabled people : some comparative constitutional thoughtsp. 65
Disability discrimination law : a global comparative approachp. 87
Implementing the disability provisions of the framework employment directive : room for exercising national discretionp. 107
Open for all? : disability discrimination laws in Europe relating to goods and servicesp. 135
Reflections on inclusion and accommodation in childhood education : from international standard setting to national implementationp. 163
Promoting disability equality after the Treaty of Amsterdam : new legal directions and practical expansion strategiesp. 187
Disability equality : a challenge to the existing anti-discrimination paradigm?p. 199
A new generation of equality legislation? : positive duties and disability rightsp. 219
The GB disability rights commission and strategic law enforcement : transcending the common law mindp. 249
Mind the gap! : normality, difference and the danger of disablement through lawp. 265
List of statutes covered in chapter 6p. 283
Directive 2000/78/ECp. 287
Proposal for a disability directivep. 301
Council of Europe social charterp. 317
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ISBN: 9781841134864
ISBN-10: 1841134864
Series: Essays in European Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 15th May 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1