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European Yearbook of Disability Law

Volume 2

Book | 1st edition 2010 | Europe | Lisa Waddington, Gerard Quinn

This Yearbook reviews the significant developments at European level regarding disability law and policy. The field of disability law and policy is both new and rapidly expanding at European level. It covers a disparate range of subject areas including non-discrimination, transport, education, employment and housing. For the first time, the Yearbook draws all of the relevant developments together and provides an indispensable reference work for lawyers, public policy analysts, researchers, government agencies and civil society groups.

The Yearbook contains a series of essays on current challenges and developments from senior analysts and academics in the field. It aims to provide critical insight in the evolution of European disability law and policy and offers an analysis of pressing challenges in a broad range of fields.

The core of the Yearbook consists of a review of the preceding year’s significant events, as well as policy and legal developments within the institutions of the European Union. It reviews major EU policy developments, studies and other publications, legislative proposals, and non-discrimination case law from the European Court of Justice, as well as the outcomes of major conferences and other relevant events.

The Yearbook also reviews the relevant developments on disability issues within the Council of Europe and recounts for example, the work of the Committee of Ministers, the emerging case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the growing disability jurisprudence of the European Social Charter as well as developments within the other treaty monitoring bodies of the Council of Europe, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the Framework Convention for the Protection of Minorities.

The relevant work of other European level bodies in the field of disability including the OECD and the European Conference of Transport Ministers, especially with respect to emergency planning and disability, is also reviewed. An account is given of the relevant activities of various European level civil society groups including principally the European Disability Forum, the European Coalition for Community Living, and the Mental Disability Advocacy Group.

The Yearbook also contains a bibliography of major publications in the field of European disability law and policy as well as an annex containing the full text of the most significant documents and policy developments.

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Type of product Book
Format Hardback
EAN / ISSN 9789400001282
Series name European Yearbook of Disability Law
Weight 850 g
Status Available
Number of pages xiv + 412 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Nov 4, 2010
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
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  • Table of Contents
  • Editorial Tracing an Eventful Year in European Disability Law and Policy
    Gerard Quinn, Lisa Waddington
  • Part I: Articles and Practitioners’ Notes
  • The UN Disability Convention and (Multiple) Discrimination: Should EU Non-Discrimination Law Be Modelled Accordingly?
    Aart Hendriks
  • The Law and Politics of US Participation in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Michael Ashley Stein, Janet E. Lord, Penelope J.S. Stein
  • The Conclusion of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by the EC/EU: A Constitutional Perspective
    Delia Ferri
  • Introduction to the Symposium: Digital Freedom and Disability – Lessons from Europe and the United States
    Rune Halvorsen
  • Digital Freedom for Persons with Disabilities: Are Policies to Enhance e-Accessibility and e-Inclusion Becoming More Similar in the Nordic Countries and the US?
    Rune Halvorsen
  • Law and Policy Challenges for Achieving an Accessible eSociety: Lessons from the United States
    William N. Myhill
  • Challenging Disabling Barriers to Information and Communication Technology in the Information Society: A United Kingdom Perspective
    Anna Lawson
  • Removing Accessibility Barriers to Telecommunications: A Pre-Requisite for Social Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities Contribution from the European Disability Forum
    Rodolfo Cattani
  • Contribution from the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe
    Thomas Hammarberg
  • Part II : Annual Review of European Law and Policy
  • The European Union
  • The Council of Europe
  • Other European Intergovernmental Organizations and Civil Society Groups
  • Part III : Literature Review
  • Literature Review
  • Part IV : Annex of Key Documentation
  • Council Decision of 26 December 2009 Concerning the Conclusion, by the European Community of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities
  • Council Conclusions on Accessible Information Society
  • Recommendation CM/Rec(2010)2 of the Committee of Ministers to member states on deinstitutionalisation and community living of children with disabilities
  • EDF Proposal for a European Pact on Disability
  • Wasted Time, Wasted Money, Wasted Lives…A Wasted Opportunity? - Executive Summary. ECCL Focus Report on how the current use of Structural Funds perpetuates the social exclusion of disabled people in Central and EasternEurope by failing to support the transition from institutional care to community-based servicesµ