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Introduction and Overview

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The issue of the human rights of people with disabilities had been ignored for decades by the international agencies vested with the protection of human rights on a global scale. A cluster of recent ... More


The Use of Mental Disability Law to Suppress Political Dissent

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

For many years, institutional psychiatry was a major tool in the suppression of political dissent. Moreover, while the worst excesses of the past have mostly disappeared, the problem is not limited ... More


The Universal Factors

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

An examination of comparative mental disability law reveals that there are at least five dominant, universal, core factors that must be considered carefully in any evaluation of the key question of ... More


The Application of International Human Rights Law to Mental Disability Law: Specific Contexts

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter examines four separate substantive issues, leading to a consideration of the intersection between international human rights law and mental disability law through varying perspectives: ... More


Introduction

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in mental disability and its history by investigating the emergence of idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. By focusing on the ... More


International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Michael L. Perlin

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

Society is largely blind to the ongoing violations of international human rights law in the context of the institutional commitment and treatment of persons with mental disabilities. Notwithstanding ... More


Mental Disability Law in a Comparative Law Context

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter seeks to answer these questions: To what extent does the body of what we categorize as “international human rights” actually offer protection to persons with mental disabilities? Do the ... More


Ageing with disability: A lifecourse perspective

Eva Grassman and Anna Whitaker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447305224
eISBN:
9781447310907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305224.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This is the first book to address the issue of ageing after a long life with disability. It breaks new ground through its particular lifecourse perspective, examining what it means to age with a ... More


International Human Rights Law in Perspective: Legal Issues and Social Constructs

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter offers a short overview of international human rights law that relates generally to mental disability law. It begins with a short background of early UN documents and conventions, ... More


The UN Convention: The Impact of the New UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on International Mental Disability Law

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The most significant development in the relationship between international human rights law and mental disability law has been the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with ... More


A Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

The existence of regional human rights courts and commissions has been an essential element in the enforcement of international human rights in those regions of the world where such tribunals exist. ... More


Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

David Wright

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in the history of disability by investigating the emergence of the so-called idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. Using the ... More


The UN Convention: The Role of Counsel

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

If there has been any constant in modern mental disability law in its near-forty-year history, it is the near-universal reality that counsel assigned to represent individuals at involuntary civil ... More


Therapeutic Jurisprudence

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

One of the most important legal theoretical developments of the past two decades has been the creation and dynamic growth of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ). Initially employed in cases involving ... More


Down's Syndrome

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Within traditional medical history, John Langdon Down is seen as a physician who was ‘in advance of his time’ in the treatment and classification of persons with mental disabilities. He was ... More


Introduction

Robert E. Drake, Gary R. Bond, and Deborah R. Becker

in Individual Placement and Support: An Evidence-Based Approach to Supported Employment

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199734016
eISBN:
9780199949755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199734016.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the challenge of psychiatric rehabilitation from different perspectives, considering the state of current research, ... More


Civic Disabilities

Andrew Dilts

in Punishment and Inclusion: Race, Membership, and the Limits of American Liberalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823262410
eISBN:
9780823268986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262410.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Through a close reading of Maryland’s exclusion of both criminals and persons with mental disabilities from the franchise, this chapter shows how such restrictions buttress prevailing 19th century ... More


Conclusion

Michael L. Perlin

in International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393231
eISBN:
9780199914548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393231.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Forensic Psychology

This chapter summarizes the entire book. It underscores that, while the shameful state of affairs described is mostly not on the reform agenda of the culpable governments, and while sanism, as the ... More


Conclusion

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book has demonstrated that idiots represented an important constituency for Poor Law Overseers in England during the Victorian period. After 1834, local Poor Law and lunacy officials colluded in ... More


The State and Mental Disability

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In Victorian England, the Old Poor Law did not function as a unitary system: its implementation varied according to the problems, priorities, and wealth of each of more than 10,000 parishes. However, ... More


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