Disability Rights

Protecting rights and building capacities: challenges to global mental health policy in light of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Wildeman S.  Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law.  J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Spring;41(1):48-73. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12005. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified mental health as a priority for global health promotion and international development to be targeted through promulgation of evidence-based medical practices, health systems reform, and respect for human rights. Yet these overlapping […]

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Persons with Severe Disabilities Should Have Legal Assistance When Facing Immigration Proceedings

AAHD joined with many in the disability community requesting this basic protection; see June 26 letter: PDF.

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The Paralympic Movement: using sports to promote health, disability rights, and social integration for athletes with disabilities

Blauwet C, Willick SE. PM R. 2012 Nov;4(11):851-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2012.08.015. SOURCE:  Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. Competitive sports for people with disabilities has grown rapidly over the past several decades, and opportunities for participation are increasingly available throughout the spectrum from developmental to elite. […]

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Opportunity for International Cooperation to Advance Disability Rights

The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) is inviting human rights, poverty reduction and humanitarian organizations to join a global effort to collect and disseminate disability-related information to those who lack digital access. Organizations need not have a primary focus on disability to participate. The goal of the GDRL project is to bring disability rights knowledge […]

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AAPL guideline for forensic evaluation of psychiatric disabilities: a disability law perspective.

Contemporary disability law takes into account the insight that physical and mental conditions need not be disabling but for the environmental and attitudinal barriers that keep people with disabilities from social participation on a plane of equality with others. The need to use a wheelchair does not disable except for curbs and stairs, and many […]

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