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Disabled people and the right to life : the protection and violation of disabled people's most basic human rights

Author: L J Clements; Janet Read
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how disabled people's right to life is understood in different national contexts and the ways in which they are - or are not - afforded protection under the law, emphasizing the social, cultural and historical forces and circumstances which have promoted disabled people's right to life or legitimated its violation.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Disabled people and the right to life.
Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2008
(DLC) 2007026821
(OCoLC)154308921
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L J Clements; Janet Read
ISBN: 0415407133 0415407141 0203933451 9780415407137 9780415407144 9780203933459
OCLC Number: 314134730
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 272 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction : life, disability, and the pursuit of human rights / Luke Clements, Janet Read --
Mending, not ending : cost-effectiveness analysis, preferences and the right to a life with disabilities / David Wasserman, Adrienne Asch, Jerome Bickenbach --
Deadly currents beneath calm waters : persons with disability and the right to life in Australia / Phillip French, Rosemary Kayess --
It's my life --
it's my decision? : assisted dying versus assisted living / Jane Campbell --
Disability rights and resuscitation : do not attempt reconciliation? / Tom Shakespeare, Bryan Vernon --
Disability, human rights and re-distributive justice : some reflections from the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan on popular perceptions of disabled people / Shaheen Sardar Ali --
Human rights aspects of deaths of institutionalized people with disabilities in Europe / Jan Fiala, Oliver Lewis --
Demonstrably awful : the right to life and the selective non-treatment of disabled babies and young children / Janet Read, Luke Clements --
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 --
The right to life and the right to health of children with disabilities before courts : some Latin American examples / Christian Courtis --
Access to care and the right to life of disabled children in Bulgaria / Boika Rechel --
Unheard voices : human rights issues of disabled youngsters from Romanian institutions / Mirela Saupe --
The classification of newborn children : consequences for survival / Jónína Einarsdóttir.
Responsibility: edited by Luke Clements and Janet Read.

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