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Author Dimopoulos, Andreas.

Title Issues in human rights protection of intellectually disabled persons / by Andreas Dimopoulos.

Published Aldershot ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2010]


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 UniM Law  KB 181.5 Q52 DIMO    AVAILABLE
Physical description [xiv], 250 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Medical law and ethics.
Medical law and ethics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [229]-239) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Intellectual disability as a distinct issue -- A principled approach to human rights issues raised by intellectual disability -- The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities -- The European Convention on Human Rights and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of applicants with intellectual disability -- Human dignity in the ECHR -- English law in relation to welfare, intellectual disability, and human rights -- German law relating to intellectual disability, incapacity, and welfare -- Social and legal policies relating to disability -- Applying the human dignity reasoning to sterilisation procedures under English law, the MCA 2005, and the case law of the ECtHR -- A new protocol on disability?
Summary This volume examines a wide array of issues relating to human rights and intellectual disability, such as the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the case law of the ECtHR, and jurisprudential issues of liberal equality. It will of interest academics, human rights activists and legal practitioners in the field of disability rights.
Subject Mental health laws -- Europe.
People with mental disabilities -- Civil rights -- Europe.
ISBN 9780754677604 (hardbound)
0754677605 (hardbound)
9780754695059 (ebook)
0754695050 (e-book)