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Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy: Supported Decision-Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: A New Era for Mental Health Law and Policy: Supported Decision-Making and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

International human rights law challenges core tenets of mental health law, policy and practice. This book explores this challenge.

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ISBN 9781107140745
Barcode 9781107140745
Published 13 October 2017 by Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Gooding, Piers
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
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ISBN-13 9781107140745
ISBN-10 1107140749
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 13 October 2017
International Publication Date 26 October 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Gooding, Piers
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category International Human Rights Law
Social Law
Number of Pages 294
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 550g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Mental health laws
NBS Text International Law: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 341.48
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has generated new ideas and standards in healthcare and disability law and policy. In the mental health context, the CRPD directs governments to ensure people with mental impairments are treated equally before the law, including ensuring people have access to the resources necessary to enjoy their rights. But what this means in practice remains unclear. In addition, current domestic laws that authorise involuntary psychiatric interventions stand at cross-purposes with the CRPD, which requires respect for the 'will, preference and rights' of persons with disabilities 'on an equal basis with others'. This book explores the implications of the CRPD for law, policy and practice that responds to the complex issues raised by mental health impairment and disability. It argues that the support framework of the CRPD holds potential to address persistent shortcomings in mental health law and policy.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Wonderful achievement, breaking new ground on the implications of the CRPD for mental health law, policy, and practice. A compelling resource for leaders with and without disabilities in the examination of human rights and personal autonomy as foundational elements for an inclusive world for all people. Peter Blanck, University Professor & Chairman Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, USA, author of eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Piers Gooding is currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Melbourne Social Equity Institute and the Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne. He has held a number of teaching and research appointments, including at Monash University, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and as a visiting research fellow at King's College London. His research focuses on disability law and policy, with a special focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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