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Disabled people and European human rightsA review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK$
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Luke Clements

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344250

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.001.0001

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Social policy and disabled people: a recent history

Social policy and disabled people: a recent history

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(p.1) One Social policy and disabled people: a recent history
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Disabled people and European human rights
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Luke Clements

Janet Read

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0001

This chapter provides a summary of the main policy and legislative developments that have affected disabled people in the United Kingdom (UK) fifty years after the Second World War. This period is considered to be coterminous with that following the ratification of the European Convention on Human Rights – or simply the Convention – by the UK.

Keywords:   social policy, disabled people, UK, ratification, human rights, legislative developments

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