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Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities: Realizing the Right to Equal Recognition before the Law

Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series: Restoring Voice to People with Cognitive Disabilities: Realizing the Right to Equal Recognition before the Law

This book provides a ground-breaking discussion of the human right to make decisions in our own lives.

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ISBN 9781107141421
Barcode 9781107141421
Published 3 July 2017 by Cambridge University Press
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Arstein-Kerslake, Anna
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
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ISBN-13 9781107141421
ISBN-10 1107141427
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Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Imprint Cambridge University Press
Publication Date 3 July 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Arstein-Kerslake, Anna
Series Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series
Category Equal Opportunities
Law & Society
Citizenship & Nationality Law
Number of Pages 270
Dimensions Width: 157mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 500g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress People with disabilities - Legal status, laws, etc, LAW / General, Cognition disorders - Law and legislation
NBS Text Law: General & Reference
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 342.087
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The right to make decisions is important for every individual. It allows us to express ourselves, discover our likes and dislikes, and lead our lives in the way we desire. People with cognitive disability have historically been denied this right in many different ways - sometimes informally by family members or carers, and other times formally by a courtroom or other legal authority. This book provides a discussion of the importance of decision-making and the ways in which it is currently denied to people with cognitive disability. It identifies the human right to equal recognition before the law as the key to ensuring the equal right to decision-making of people with cognitive disabilities. Looking to the future, it also provides a roadmap to achieve such equality.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 1 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Anna Arstein-Kerslake is an academic at Melbourne Law School at the University of Melbourne and the Academic Convenor of the Disability Research Initiative (DRI). She founded and co-ordinates the Disability Human Rights Clinic (DHRC) at Melbourne Law School. Prior to coming to Melbourne, she held a Marie Curie Research Fellowship at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She has participated widely in consultation with governments and other bodies, including the United Kingdom Ministry of Justice, the Irish Ministry of Justice, Amnesty Ireland, Interights and the Mental Disability Advocacy Center, among others.

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