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Your human rights: a guide for disabled people

Authors:
COOKE Sarah, MATTHEWS Lucy
Publisher:
British Institute of Human Rights
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
50p.
Place of publication:
London

Your Human Rights’ is a series of four plain English, non-technical guides focusing on the practical relevance of human rights in the UK. They are written directly for people living with mental health problems, disabled people, older people and refugees and asylum seekers who are in situations where they may need information on their human rights. They will also be useful for people working with these groups, or people who would like to know more about the impact of human rights on these groups. The present booklet  is devoted to

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Life is beautiful

Author:
IVORY Mark
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.03.06, 2006, pp.32-33.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Jane Campbell is returning to her roots as a campaigner after five years as chair of the Social Care Institute for Excellence. The author talks to her about her achievements, the future and why she doesn't feel part of the social care club.

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Time to read the rights act

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 23.1.03, 2003, pp.30-31.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Looks at the uptake of the Human Rights Act, and asks why there has been few human rights claims from disadvantaged people.

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Independence : a human rights issue

Author:
ROBERTSON D.
Journal article citation:
Social Work Today, 9.2.89, 1989, pp.12-13.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

Looks at Independent Living Ltd., a project run by and for people with disabilities.

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All the wrong moves

Author:
SCHWEHR Belinda
Journal article citation:
Care and Health Magazine, 51, 17.12.03, 2003, pp.20-21.
Publisher:
Care and Health

Looks at two recent court cases which suggest that the courts are safeguarding the Human Rights of asylum seekers those whose status has not yet been determined. Looks at the outcomes of the case of service provision to an asylum seeker with disabilities and the provision of appropriate accommodation to asylum seekers.

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Access denied: human rights and disabled people

Authors:
FOLEY Conor, PRATT Sue
Publisher:
Liberty
Publication year:
1994
Pagination:
68p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Looks at the governments attitude towards civil rights for disabled people, at international law, and at discrimination against disabled people. Makes comparisons with the situation in Europe and in the United States.

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Human rights - disability - children: towards international instruments for disability rights: the special case of disabled children: proceedings of the conference: 8-9 November 2004, Council of Europe, Strasbourg

Author:
COUNCIL OF EUROPE
Publisher:
Council of Europe
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
258p.
Place of publication:
Strasbourg

Too many people with disabilities, particularly children, continue to experience isolation, stigma and social exclusion because they live in specialised institutions. The Conference "Human Rights- Disability-Children: towards international instrument for disability rights - the special case of disabled children", organised by the Council o1 Europe in Strasbourg (8-9 November 2004) under its Norwegian Chairmanship, reviewed current Council of Europe instruments to promote and protect the rights of people with disabilities. It focused in particular on the right of children with disabilities to grow up within a family and in a community context. The event, attended by more than 100 participants from 34 Council of Europe member and observer states, clearly showed that strengthening the rights of children with disabilities within a non-discriminatory framework "from patient to citizen" is a pan-European issue. The concrete follow-up of the conference is provided by a multidisciplinary ad hoc group of experts who, in the framework of the forthcoming Council of Europe Action Plan to promote the rights and full participation of people with disabilities in society: improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in Europe (2006 2015), will draw up recommendations and guidelines for the deinstitutionalisation of children with disabilities, promote the policy of community living and support families to care for their disabled children at home.

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Shaping the future of equality: discussion paper

Author:
DISABILITY RIGHTS COMMISSION
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
45p.
Place of publication:
London

The Disability Debate seeks to identify and articulate the priorities for a new disability agenda and provide a roadmap for both the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) and Government over the next 10-15 years.  Questions that will form part of the Disability Debate include: how can we ensure disabled people are safe in their communities?; how can disabled people be equipped with the skills to play an active role in society?; how can we ensure that disabled people are in control of their own lives?; how can we reform the welfare state so that it supports independence rather than creating dependence?

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Independent living and the Human Rights Act 1998

Author:
PARKER Camilla
Publisher:
Disability Rights Commission
Publication year:
2004
Pagination:
10p.
Place of publication:
London

This paper has been commissioned by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC), the National Centre for Independent Living (NCIL) and Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE). Its purpose is to assist the work of these three organisations in promoting independent living for disabled people by: identifying areas of social care policy and practice that are of relevance to independent living and the human rights of disabled people; considering the opportunities created by the Human Rights Act 1998 (the HRA) to promote independent living;  and in the light of this analysis, suggesting future research in social care practice.

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International justice: the United Nations, human rights and disability

Author:
PARKER Sarah
Journal article citation:
Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 22(1), April 2006, pp.63-78.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis

This paper explores the United Nations (UN) human rights system through the lens of disability. An analysis of two human rights instruments, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with a Disability, is undertaken with reference to three key areas that influence the participation of persons with a disability: non-discrimination, social security and employment. Examples are drawn from Australia to argue that a commitment to human rights is just one part of the steps needed to ameliorate the multiple discrimination and human rights violations that people with disabilities face. Nancy Fraser's theory of justice is utilized to illustrate how concurrent with rights, a commitment to the principle of social justice is needed to ensure persons with a disability are offered equality of opportunity in all socio-cultural and political-economic realms. The continued use of international instruments for disability is explored in the context of the “new welfare”, and the future role of disability within the UN human rights system is assessed with reference to the draft convention on disability.

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