Human Rights of Persons W/Inte

Human Rights of Persons W/Inte

by Stanley S. Herr
     
 

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

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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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"The essays collected here offer important insights into the practical aspects of bringing about the liberation of people with intellectual disabilities worldwide. Most of the volume's nineteen essays attempt to place disability rights in the larger context of the international human rights movement.... the world of scholarship is better for having this globally ambitious book on the rights of people with intellectual disabilities."—The Hastings Center Report

"In summary, this collection is indeed a fitting tribute to Stanley Herr and is an important and needed addition to the literature of human rights. It is hoped that academics will incorporate at least some of the contributions into their reading lists"—The Law and Politics Book Review

"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 human rights 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199264513
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2003
Pages:
578
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Professor Stanley Sholom 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 Schell Center for International Human Rights, and President of the American Association on Mental Retardation. Lawrence O. Gostin is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. He has contributed to U.S. government advisory boards in several areas of public health. Harold Hongju Koh is the Gerard C. and Bernice Latrobe Smith Professor of International Law at Yale Law School, where he has taught since 1985. From 1998 to 2001, he served in the U.S. as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. He has been a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Guggenheim and Century Foundations.

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