Topical Collection "Disability Human Rights Law"
A topical collection in Laws (ISSN 2075-471X).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Anna Arstein-Kerslake
Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, University Square, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton 3053, VIC, Australia
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Interests: Disability Rights Law; Discrimination Law; Feminist Legal Theory; Human Rights Law; International Law; Law and Society; Legal Education; Moral and Political Philosophy; Sexual Identities and the Law
Disability Human Rights Law is an emerging field that this topical collection will help to shape. It is an amalgamation of human rights law, critical disability studies, and disability rights law. It uses a human rights framework, within the theoretical lens of critical disability studies, to identify, analyse, and propose solutions to human rights issues as they affect people with disabilities.
Disability Human Rights Law represents a shift in the field of human rights. The traditional, and potentially archaic, rights boundaries are broken down. Civil and political rights exist entwined with social, economic, and cultural rights. The rights of the community and the rights of the individual are not always distinguishable and are often dependent upon one another. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the epitome of this shift and the epicentre of a new wave of rights protection.
This topical collection focuses on this new field. It welcomes submissions on the broader impact of the field, as well as more targeted submissions on particular rights within the CRPD and beyond. The aim of the topical collection is to begin to explore the insights and potential of Disability Human Rights Law.
Dr. Anna Arstein-Kerslake
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- Human Rights
- Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Legal Capacity
- Independent Living
- Critical Disability Studies
- Social Model
- Disability Rights
- Inclusive Education
- Equal Recognition Before the Law
- Freedom from Torture
- Deprivations of Liberty
- Political Participation