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International and European Disability Law and Policy

International and European Disability Law and Policy
Text, Cases and Materials



Part of Law in Context

  • Publication planned for: October 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108406604

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  • In this first textbook on international and European disability law and policy, Broderick and Ferri analyse the interaction between different legal systems and sources. Guided by the global legal standards of the CRPD, students are equipped with the necessary background on disability, and are given a comprehensive overview of the legal and policy frameworks on disability. The narrative maintains the balance between theory and practice, focusing on the legal framework and challenges in the realm of policy-making, and ensuring that students are aware of current legal debates and controversial issues in the field. Accommodating different learning styles, the book employs a range of accessible features which include learning outcomes for each chapter, problem questions, group activities, extracts from legal debates and more. Including case studies and examples from around the world, this book has a truly global perspective, suitable for introductory and advanced modules in law departments, as well as interdisciplinary courses.

    • Covers both International and European disability law
    • Takes the perspective of the social model of disability
    • Uses a text, cases and materials approach to provide context to students learning in the subject area
    • Provides in-text resources for students, including problem questions, group projects, extracts from legal debates and learning outcomes
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    • Publication planned for: October 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108406604
    • dimensions: 247 x 174 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from October 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The International Framework:
    1. Building the foundations: disability theory and core themes
    2. The protection of the rights of persons with disabilities under international human rights law before the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    3. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    4. Equality and non-discrimination for persons with disabilities
    5. Accessibility for persons with disabilities
    6. Legal capacity and human dignity
    7. Persons with disabilities and the justice system
    8. The right to work of persons with disabilities
    9. Disability rights, social inclusion and core policy issues
    Part II. The European Union Framework:
    10. Disability law and policy in the European Union
    11. Disability discrimination in European Union law
    12. Accessibility in European Union law
    Part III. The Regional Frameworks:
    13. Disability law and policy in the Council of Europe
    14. Disability law and policy in the inter-American human rights system
    15. Disability law and policy in the African human rights system and in the Asian transnational regime.

  • Authors

    Andrea Broderick, Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands
    Andrea Broderick is an Assistant Professor at the Department of International and European Law, Maastricht University, where she was also a Marie Curie Fellow. She teaches in the areas of international human rights law, including disability law, and EU law. Among other qualifications, she has an LL.M. and Ph.D. in international and comparative disability law, from the National University of Ireland, Galway and Maastricht University, respectively. In 2018, she obtained the Edmond Hustinx Prize for Science, and is a qualified solicitor and member of the Law Society of Ireland.

    Delia Ferri, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
    Delia Ferri is a Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University Department of Law, where she is also a member of the executive board of the ALL Institute, and a member of the MUSSI Institute. Among other international collaborations, she is an affiliated researcher at the Dirpolis Institute of Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna (Italy), within the research cluster on social inclusion and disability. Among other qualifications, she holds a J.D. in Law from the University of Verona (Italy), an LL.M. from Trinity College Dublin and Ph.D. from the University of Verona. She is also a qualified lawyer and member of the Italian Bar.

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