[Laws] Topical Collection "Disability Human Rights Law"

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Human Rights, Law and Legal History, Public Policy, Social Sciences

Dear Colleagues,

Disability Human Rights Law is an emerging field that this Special Issue will help to shape. It is an amalgamation of human rights law, disability studies, and disability rights law. It views rights in novel way, opening a new line of scholarly inquiry. It sees rights as they apply to the individual, with regard to the individual’s particular abilities, needs, and circumstances.

Disability Human Rights Law represents a shift in the field of human rights. The traditional, and potentially archaic, rights boundaries are broken down. Civil and political rights exist entwined with social, economic, and cultural rights. The right of the community and the rights of the individual are not always distinguishable and are often dependent upon one another. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the epitome of this shift and the epicenter of a new wave of rights protection.

This Special Issue focuses on this new field, Disability Human Rights Law. It welcomes submissions on the broader impact of the field, as well as more targeted submissions on particular rights within the CRPD and beyond. The aim of the Special Issue is to begin to explore the potential of Disability Human Rights Law, as well as its boundaries and insights.

Dr. Anna Arstein-Kerslake
Collection Editor

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