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The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Smitha Nizar

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

While the Indian legislation on prenatal tests, the Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994, prohibits the use of prenatal tests for sex-selection, it permits the use of these tests to pick out ... More


Disability-selective Abortions in National and International Law

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The justifiability or legality of disability-selective abortion law has been assessed in this chapter. Persons with disabilities were not the lone group of people targeted to select out. A similar ... More


Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Bhargavi V. Davar and T. K. Sundari Ravindran (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Steeped in archaic and narrow colonial attitudes towards people of ‘unsound mind’, the discourse on mental health in India, as also the public apparatus dealing with it, are rigid, exclusionary and ... More


Adjudicating Illness and Capacity: Notes from a Custody Trial

Vasudha Nagaraj

in Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Societal attribution of ‘crazy’ and ‘insane’, determination of psycho-pathology is a social and justice issue. Within the public health system, people don’t charge or accuse each other of being ... More


Mining Marginalities and Mainstreaming Differences: The Disability Paradigm in Perspective

Renu Addlakha

in Gendering Mental Health: Knowledges, Identities, and Institutions

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199453535
eISBN:
9780199085408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453535.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The disability paradigm gives an alternative discursive space for women experiencing psychosocial disability to reconstruct their experiences of marginality. Empowerment, inclusion, interdependence, ... More


The Equality–Non-discrimination Gaze on the Right to Life

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter assesses the impact of UNCRPD and rights of persons with disabilities to examine whether disability-selective abortions diminish the value of persons with disabilities. The rights-based ... More


Deliberated Decisions, Not Automated Response: The New Discourse on Disability-selective Abortions

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The general findings of the study have been presented in this concluding chapter. Major findings of this study can be divided into two: the medical perception of disability and the non-medical ... More


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