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Disability, dignity and the Cri de Coeur

Clements, Luke 2011. Disability, dignity and the Cri de Coeur. European Human Rights Law Review 6 , pp. 675-685.

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Assesses the reality of the European Court of Human Rights' purported aim to enable disabled persons to live lives "with dignity", arguing that the courts have serious difficulties in identifying atypical human rights abuses faced by disabled persons. Contrasts the Supreme Court decision in R. (on the application of McDonald) v Kensington and Chelsea RLBC with the Outer House decision in Napier v Scottish Ministers. Considers why the privileged status of prisoners to be treated with dignity should be extended to disabled persons. Examines the interaction between the loss of liberty and the right to minimum standards of care.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
K Law > K Law (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: disabled persons; human dignity; prisoners' rights; right to liberty and security; standard of care
Publisher: Sweet and Maxwell
ISSN: 1361-1526
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Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 01:56

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