Challenges To The Human Rights Of People With Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Frances Owen
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9781846428869
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'A book such as this both demonstrates the progress that has been made over recent years, and will also serve to enhance respect for the human rights of persons with intellectual disabilities in the years to come.' - From the Foreword by Orville Endicott This wide-ranging volume provides a multidisciplinary examination of human rights and the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. The book combines historical, psychological, philosophical, social, educational, medical and legal perspectives to form a unique and insightful account of the subject. Initial chapters explain the historical context of rights for people with intellectual disabilities, including the right to life, and propose a conceptual framework to inform contemporary practice. Contributors then explore the many theoretical and practical challenges that people with intellectual disabilities face, in exercising their civil rights, educational rights or participatory rights, for instance. The implications arising from these issues are identified and practical guidelines for support and accommodation are provided. This book will be an essential resource for practitioners, advocates, lawyers, policy-makers and students on disability courses.

Disability Human Rights Law

Author: Anna Arstein-Kerslake
Publisher: MDPI
ISBN: 3038423890
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Disability Human Rights Law" that was published in Laws

Human Rights And Disability Advocacy

Author: Maya Sabatello
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812245474
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Human Rights and Disability Advocacy brings together perspectives from civil society representatives who played key roles in the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, shedding light on the emergent practices of a "new diplomacy" and the larger enterprise of human rights advocacy at the international level.

Evaluating Freda Challenge A Coproduced Human Rights Board Game In Services For People With Intellectual Disabilities

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Abstract Background A serious board game called 'FREDA Challenge' was co‐produced with people with intellectual disabilities (PWID) as a tool for human rights (HR) education and increase positive attitudes towards HR in healthcare settings. The current study evaluated 'FREDA Challenge' with PWID and their carers. Method Eighteen PWID and 13 carers participated in a repeated measures design whereby changes in attitudes and knowledge of HR were measured. Results Analysis revealed statistically significant differences (P = 0.02) between PWID and carers in their knowledge of HR. The same was not evident for attitudes towards HR. The positive attitudes and knowledge in the PWID group significantly increased after playing the game (P ≤ 0.02), but not for the carers/professionals group. Conclusions Findings suggest that playing the board game can positively change the attitudes and knowledge of PWID towards HR. The board game seems to elicit positive interpersonal dynamics between PWID and carers/professionals.

Human Rights And Social Equality Challenges For Social Work

Author: Sven Hessle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317119851
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The mission of the social work profession and the development of social policy are rooted in a set of core values and are the foundation of social work’s unique purpose and perspective. Human rights offer a normative base for social work and for the formation of inclusive social policies. This informative and incisively written edited collection brings together experts from around the world to explore the tension between a normative and a political base of social work and social development and, therefore, to address the question: How can social work and social policies contribute in the endeavor to respect, protect and fulfill human rights? This volume will show that there is no straightforward answer to this question owing to the clash between different sociocultural and local conditions and demands for universal human rights.

The Human Rights Of Persons With Intellectual Disabilities

Author: Stanley S. Herr
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199264513
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This volume brings together two important contemporary social movements: human rights and disability rights. It analyses the global struggle to realise equality, dignity, and comprehensive human and civil rights for persons with intellectual disabilities. Although human rights are universal and persons with intellectual disabilities are entitled to protection under general human rights law, the authors argue that there are differences that must be taken into account in order that the intellectually disabled can enjoy even the most basic of rights. In twenty original chapters, distinguished contributors from a range of disciplines address the latest international developments in this field, including international human rights standards and national disability laws and policies.

Global Health Human Rights And The Challenge Of Neoliberal Policies

Author: Audrey R. Chapman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1316571653
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Written by a respected authority on human rights and public health, this book delivers an in-depth review of the challenges of neoliberal models and policies for realizing the right to health. The author expertly explores the integration of social determinants into the right to health along with the methodologies and findings of social medicine and epidemiology. The author goes on to challenge the way that health care is currently provided and makes the case that achieving universal health coverage will require fundamental health systems reforms.

Issues In Human Rights Protection Of Intellectually Disabled Persons

Author: Andreas Dimopoulos
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317111796
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This book develops a legal argument as to how persons with intellectual disability can flourish in a liberal setting through the exercise of human rights, even though they are perceived as non-autonomous. Using Ronald Dworkin's theory of liberal equality, it argues that ethical individualism can be modified to accommodate persons with intellectual disability as equals in liberal theory. Current legal practices, the case law of the ECtHR on disability, the provisions of the UNCRPD and a comparative analysis of English and German law are discussed, as well as suggestions for positive measures for persons with intellectual disability. The book will interest academics, human rights activists and legal practitioners in the field of disability rights.