European Yearbook of Disability Law

The field of disability law and policy is both new and rapidly expanding at European level. It covers a disparate range of subject areas including non-discrimination, transport, education, employment and housing. For the first time, the Yearbook draws all of the relevant developments at the European level together and provides an indispensable reference work for lawyers, public policy analysts, researchers, government agencies and civil society groups.
Author(s):
Gerard Quinn, Lisa Waddington
Series:
European Yearbook of Disability Law
Volume:
1
book | published | 1st edition
October 2009 | xii + 382 pp.

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ISBN 9789050958202


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This new Yearbook reviews the significant developments at European level regarding disability law and policy. The field of disability law and policy is both new and rapidly expanding at European level. It covers a disparate range of subject areas including non-discrimination, transport, education, employment and housing. For the first time, the Yearbook draws all of the relevant developments together and provides an indispensable reference work for lawyers, public policy analysts, researchers, government agencies and civil society groups.

The Yearbook contains a series of essays on current challenges and developments from senior analysts and academics in the field. It aims to provide critical insight in the evolution of European disability law and policy and offers an analysis of pressing challenges in a broad range of fields.

The core of the Yearbook consists of a review of the preceding year’s significant events, as well as policy and legal developments within the institutions of the European Union. It reviews major EU policy developments, studies and other publications, legislative proposals, and non-discrimination case law from the European Court of Justice, as well as the outcomes of major conferences and other relevant events.

The Yearbook also reviews the relevant developments on disability issues within the Council of Europe and recounts for example, the work of the Committee of Ministers, the emerging case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the growing disability jurisprudence of the European Social Charter as well as developments within the other treaty monitoring bodies of the Council of Europe, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the Framework Convention for the Protection of Minorities.

The relevant work of other European level bodies in the field of disability including the OECD and the European Conference of Transport Ministers, especially with respect to emergency planning and disability, is also reviewed. An account is given of the relevant activities of various European level civil society groups including principally the European Disability Forum, the European Coalition for Community Living, and the Mental Disability Advocacy Group.

The Yearbook also contains a bibliography of major publications in the field of European disability law and policy as well as an annex containing the full text of the most significant documents and policy developments.


About the Yearbook:
‘[t]he European Yearbook of Disability Law is a significant undertaking by its editors and contributors. Its continuation in future years offers a very fertile ground for the exploration and development of both principles and legal practice in the European context. […] It is certainly vital as a reference work for those wishing to distill and update their knowledge of the complexity of the European institutional context (particularly for students and teachers of international disability law or of European law).’
Mark Priestley in (2011) Disability & Society, 245

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

Editorial The European Yearbook of Disability Law: A New Publication For an Emerging Field (p. 1)

Part I: Articles and Short Commentaries

Redistributive and Regulatory Disability Provisions: Incompatibility or Synergy? (p. 3)

‘Promoting equality ?’ Early Lessons from the Statutory Disability Duty in Great Britain (p. 29)

Legal Capacity Law Reform in Europe: An Urgent Challenge (p. 59)

A Short Guide to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (p. 89)

A personal perspective on the drafting history of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (p. 115)

Implementing the Digital Accessibility Agenda of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Challenges and Opportunities (p. 139)

An Introduction to the Austrian Federal Disability Equality Act (p. 147)

Part II: Annual Review of European Law and Policy

The European Union (p. 153)

The Council of Europe (p. 207)

Other European Intergovernmental Organizations and Civil Society Groups (p. 285)

Part III: Annex of Key Documentation

Proposal for a Council Directive on Implementing the Principle of Equal Treatment between Persons Irrespective of Religion or Belief, Disability, Age or Sexual Orientation (p. 299)

Proposal for a Council Decision concerning the conclusion, by the European Community, of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (p. 313)

Issue Paper from the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights on ‘Human Rights and Disability: Equal rights for all ’ (p. 317)

EDF position on the proposal for a Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation (Article 13 Directive) (p. 331)

Disability as the new frontrunner in EC non-discrimination legislation? Report of the Public Hearing at the European Parliament: Future anti-discrimination legislation: what are the specificities of the ‘DisabiLity’ Ground14 May 2008? (p. 347)

Extract from the Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 11 July 2006 in the case of Sonia Chacón Navas (p. 355)

Extract from the Judgment of the European Court of Justice (Grand Chamber) of 17 July 2008 in the case of S. Coleman v Attridge Law, Steve Law (p. 357)

Extract from the Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (Grand Chamber) of 13 November 2007 in the case of D.H. and Others v. The Czech Republic (p. 359)

Extract from the Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (First Section) of 27 March 2008 in the case of Shtukaturov v. Russia (p. 363)

Extract from the Decision of the European Committee of Social Rights of 4 November 2003 in the Collective Complaint of Autism - Europe v. France (p. 371)

Extract from the Decision of the European Committee of Social Rights of 3 June 2008 in the Collective Complaint of Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) v. Bulgaria (p. 375)

About the series:

European Yearbook of Disability Law

[T]he European Yearbook of Disability Law is a significant undertaking by its editors and contributors. Its continuation in future years offers a very fertile ground for the exploration and development of both principles and legal practice in the European context. […] It is certainly vital as a reference work for those wishing to distill and update their knowledge of the complexity of the European institutional context (particularly for students and teachers of international disability law or of European law).’
Mark Priestley in (2011) Disability & Society, 245.

The European Yearbook of Disability Law is part of the ongoing research programme of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights of Maastricht University and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy of the National University of Ireland Galway. It reviews the significant developments at European level regarding disability law and policy.

Each Yearbook contains a series of articles on current challenges and developments from senior analysts and academics working in the field. It aims to provide critical insight in the evolution of European disability law and policy and offers analysis of pressing challenges in a broad range of fields. The core consists of a review of the preceding year’s significant events, as well as policy and legal developments within the institutions of the European Union. It reviews major EU policy developments, studies and other publications, legislative proposals, and case law from the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Editors:
- Prof. Gerard Quinn (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland);
- Prof. Lisa Waddington (Maastricht University, the Netherlands) and
- Dr. Eilionóir Flynn (National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland).

Editorial Board:
Prof. Theresia Degener (Evangelischen Fachhochschule Rheinland-Westfalen-Lippe, Germany), Prof. Aart Hendriks (Vice President Dutch Equal Treatment Commission and Chair in Health Law, niversity of Leiden, the Netherlands), Prof. Bjørn Hvinden (Head of Research & Deputy Director NOVA, Norway), Dovile Juodkaite (Director, Global Initiative on Psychiatry, Vilnius, Lithuania), Anna Lawson ( Senior Lecturer in Law and Member of the Centre for Disability Studies, Leeds University, United Kingdom), Oliver Lewis (Executive Director, Mental Disability Advocacy Center, Budapest, Hungary), John Parry (Director, Commission on Mental & Physical Disability Law, American Bar Association, USA) and Shivaun Quinlivan (Law Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland).

Advisory Board:
Prof. Peter Blanck (Chairman, The Burton Blatt Institute, Syracuse University, USA), Prof. Christopher McCrudden (Lincoln College, Oxford University, United Kingdom), Prof. Michael Stein (William & Mary School of Law and Executive Director, Harvard Project on Disability Harvard Law School, USA) and Yannis Vardakastanis (President of the European Disability Forum, EU).

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