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The human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities : different but equal

Author: Stanley S Herr; Lawrence O Gostin; Harold Hongju Koh
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
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This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realize equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. In 20 chapters, contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in the field. These include international human rights  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley S Herr; Lawrence O Gostin; Harold Hongju Koh
ISBN: 0198267797 9780198267799 0199264511 9780199264513
OCLC Number: 51668472
Description: xx, 551 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the Human Rights Imperative / Harold H. Koh, Lawrence O. Gostin --
Part I. Conceptualizing Intellectual Disabilities : History and Terminology --
Meeting the Needs of People with Intellectual Disabilities : International Perspectives / Peter Mittler --
Terminology and Power / Ruth Luckasson --
Definitions and Classifications in Cross-cultural Perspectives / Alison Rentlen --
Social Policy Toward Intellectual Disabilities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries / David L. Braddock and Susan L. Parish --
Part II. The Human Rights Movement : International Norms and Standards --
From Wrongs to Rights : International Human Rights and Legal Protection / Stanley S. Herr --
Disability as a Subject of International Human Rights Law and Comparative Discrimination Law / Theresia Degener --
Human Rights Standards and Legal Reforms / Robert Dinerstein --
Liberty, Due Process, and the Pursuit of Happiness / Michael Smull --
Part III. The Disability Rights Movement : Anti-discrimination Legislation --
The Potential of Disability Nondiscrimination Laws / Stanley S. Herr --
When Legislation Should Take Intellectual Disabilities into Account / Dan Shnit --
Statutory Changes in Disability Policy : Types of Legislation, Policies, and Goals / Robert Silverstein --
Part IV. Equality and Difference : Social Policy Perspectives --
On Second Thoughts : Constructing knowledge, Law, Disability, and Inequality / Marcia H. Rioux --
Prevention of Disability : Is There a Conflict between Public health Prevention and Respect for Persons with Disabilities / Adrienne Asch, Lawrence O. Gostin, and Diann M. Johnson --
Studying the Emerging Workforce / Peter David Blanck and Helen A. Schartz --
The Economics of Equality : An Exploration of Country Differences / John H. Noble, Jr. --
Out-of-home Placement of Children with Intellectual Disabilities : the Need for a Family Support Policy / Arie Rimmerman and Richard Crossman --
Self Determination, Autonomy, and Alternatives for Guardianship / Stanley S. Herr --
Part V. Future Goals and Aspirations --
Voices of Self-advocates / Mitchell Levitz --
Recommendations for Developing Nations / Eric Rosenthal and Clarence J. Sundram --
Recommendations for the United Nations and International NGOs / Ronald C. Slye --
Conclusion / Harold H. Koh and Lawrence O. Gostin.
Responsibility: edited by Stanley S. Herr, Lawrence O. Gostin, Harold Hongju Koh.
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