Issues in Human Rights Protection of Intellectually Disabled Persons

Issues in Human Rights Protection of Intellectually Disabled Persons

by Andreas Dimopoulos, Sheila A M McLean

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Overview

This volume examines a wide array of issues relating to human rights and intellectual disability, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the case law of the ECtHR, and jurisprudential issues of liberal equality. It will of interest academics, human rights activists and legal practitioners in the field of disability rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781409497059
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 02/28/2013
Series: Medical Law and Ethics
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Andreas Dimopoulos studied Law in Athens, before obtaining a scholarship from the Greek Foundation for Scholarships which enabled him to study for an LL.M. at the University of Edinburgh and pursue a Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge. He is currently practicing law in Greece and is active in the field of disability rights.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Introduction; Part I The Protection of Human Rights for Persons with Disability in Theory: Intellectual disability as a distinct issue; A principled approach to human rights issues raised by intellectual disability. Part II The Protection of Human Rights for Persons with Intellectual Disability in Practice: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; The European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of applicants with intellectual disability; English law in relation to welfare, intellectual disability and human rights; German law relating to intellectual disability, incapacity and welfare. Part III The Way Forward: Applying the human dignity reasoning to sterilisation procedures under English law, the MCA 2005 and the case law of the ECtHR; A new protocol on disability?; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.


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