This Handbook examines disability law from an international and comparative perspective.
Since the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by the UN General Assembly, there has been a dramatic shift in the way disability has been conceptualised and, consequently, reflected in national laws and policies. Developments in disability law at the national level are proceeding at a rapid pace, owing in large part to the negotiation of a comprehensive international human rights treaty cataloguing the rights of persons with disabilities.
The Routledge Handbook of Disability Law embraces these developments in the field by drawing together key thinkers to examine core issues such as models of disability, autonomy, definitions of disability and community living. Weaving an inter-disciplinary approach throughout, the contributing authors will also address emerging discussions around topics including employment, mental health, education and housing. The book will also suggest future trends and developments in this rapidly evolving field and, crucially, chart out a course for future disability law scholarship.
This Handbook will be an essential reference tool for students and scholars with an interest in disability law.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Models of disability/theorizing disability/discussion around identity (Tom Shakespeare) 3. Defining disability (Ros Madden) 4. Intersectionality (Oddný Mjöll Arnardóttir) 5. Autonomy, personhood (principles animating disability law) (Anita Silvers) 6. Framing piece on legal approaches (Jerome Bickenbach) 7. Non-discrimination and equality/reasonable accommodation (Philip French) 8. Community Living (Rannveig Traustadottir) 9. Health/rehabilitation (Katie McDonald) 10. Culture/Linguistic identity (Nora Groce and/or Michael Schwartz) 11. Employment (Arlene Kanter) 12. Political participation and competency/ Disability and democracy/Voting (Michael Stein) 13. Deinstitutionalization (Camilla Parker) 14. Seclusion and restraints, torture (Janos Fiala) 15. Mental health laws (Bernadette McSherry/Michael Perlin) 16. National human rights institutions and disability (Gauthier de Beco) 17. Criminal culpability standards (Warren Brookbanks) 18. Education (Rosemary Kayess) 19. Social protection and disability (Kelly Bunch) 20. Right to die/right not to die (Robert Dinerstein) 21. Disability and development (Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo) 22. Disability and inheritance (Nora Groce and Michael Stein) 23. International humanitarian law and disability (Janet Lord) 24. Disability asylum law (Peter Blanck) 25. ICT and disability (Peter Blanck & William Myhill) 26. Housing (Michael Stein and Malcolm Langford) 27. Civil law systems and legal capacity (Michael Bach or Hezzy Smith and Francisco Barriffi) 28. Intellectual property and disability (Abigail Rekas) 29. Conclusion
Rosemary Kayess is the Director of the Human Rights and Disability Project at the Australian Human Rights Centre and Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales where she teaches human rights law and discrimination law. She is also a Senior Research Fellow with the Social Policy Research Centre at the University of New South Wales in their Disability and Mental Health Research Programme.
Janet E Lord is an international human rights lawyer who specializes in international disability law and policy and disability inclusive development for marginalized groups. She is currently Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Inclusive Development at the Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University. She is also Senior Research Associate at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability and holds adjunct appointments at the University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law and the American University, Washington College of Law.