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Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia

Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia

Edited by Fleur Beaupert, Linda Steele and Piers Gooding

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The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has the potential to bring about profound changes to Australia’s legal, political and social systems, affording human rights that have been historically denied to people with disability. This special issue provides a timely forum for critical analysis and reflection on the impact on Australian law of advancements in international human rights law related to disability in the decade since the CRPD entered into force. The articles consider the implementation of supported decision-making in the context of guardianship and administration laws and unfitness to stand trial laws, the criminal justice response to young people with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, the approach taken by disability discrimination laws to students with challenging behaviours, and possibilities for reimagining communication rights informed by the lived experience of disability.

Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australiais a special issue (Volume 35 No 2) of the journal Law in Context. You can purchase a single copy of this issue through this page, or subscribe to the journal from the journal page.


CONTENTS

Introduction to Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia: Pushing Beyond Legal Futures
       Fleur Beaupert, Linda Steele and Piers Gooding

Confronting Words: Driving a New Legal Lexicon of Disability
       Rosalind F Croucher

Towards Supported Decision-Making: Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Guardianship Law Reform
       Bruce Alston

Supported Decision-Making in Australia: Meeting the Challenge of Moving from Capacity to Capacity-Building?
       Terry Carney

Supporting Accused Persons with Cognitive Disabilities to Participate in Criminal Proceedings in Australia: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Unfitness to Stand Trial Laws
       Piers Gooding, Anna Arstein-Kerslake, Sarah Mercer and Bernadette McSherry

Indigenous Young People with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Reform to Australian Laws Governing Fitness to Stand Trial in Western Australia
       Rhianna Chisholm, Tamara Tulich and Harry Blagg

Should We Take the ‘Disability’ Out of Discrimination Laws? Students with Challenging Behaviour and the Definition of Disability
       Karen O’Connell

Communication Rights, Disability, and Law: The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in National Perspective
       Gerard Goggin

   

Publishing 15 December 2017
Publisher The Federation Press
Paperback
ISBN 9781760021603
Australian RRP $49.95
International Price $45.40
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