Disabled People and the Right to Life: The Protection and Violation of Disabled People's Most Basic Human Rights

Disabled People and the Right to Life: The Protection and Violation of Disabled People's Most Basic Human Rights


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415407144
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Luke Clements is a Reader in Law at Cardiff University Law School, Wales and a practising solicitor. He is a member of the Law Society’s Mental Health and Disability Committee and a member of the editorial board of European Human Rights Law Review. He has published extensively on the legal aspects of human rights issues.

Janet Read is a Reader in the School of Health and Social Studies at the University of Warwick. Her research and publications have recently centred on mothers of disabled children, disabled children and the law and the use of ICT to meet carers’ information needs. She is an editor of Disability and Society.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction / Luke Clements and Janet Read 2. Life, disability and the pursuit of human rights/ Luke Clements and Janet Read 3. Cost-effectiveness analysis, preferences and the right to a life with disabilities / David Wasserman, Adrienne Asch and Jerome Bickenbach 4. Persons with disability and the right to life in Australia / Rosemary Kayess and Phillip French 5. Disabled people and the right to life: the protection and violation of disabled people’s most basic human right / Baroness Jane Campbell 6. Disability rights and resuscitation: Do Not Attempt Reconciliation? / Tom Shakespeare and Bryan Vernon 7. Disability, human rights and re-distributive justice / Shaheen Sardar Ali 8. Human rights aspects of deaths of institutionalised people with disabilities in Europe / Jan Fiala and Oliver Lewis 9. The right to life and the selective non-treatment of disabled babies and young children / Janet Read and Luke Clements 10. End-of-life decisions in neonatology and the right to life of the disabled newborn child: impressions from the Netherlands / Jozef H.H.M. Dorscheidt 11. The right to life and the right to health of children with disabilities before courts: some Latin American examples / Christian Courtis 12. Access to care and the right to life of disabled children in Bulgaria / Boika Rechel 13. Unheard voices: human rights issues of disabled youngsters from Romanian institutions / Mirela Saupe 14. The classification of newborn children: consequences for survival / Jónína Einarsdóttir

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