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The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights will comprise a two volume set consisting of more than 50 original chapters that clarify and analyze human rights issues of both contemporary and future importance. The Handbook will take an inter-disciplinary approach, combining work in such traditional fields as law, political science and philosophy with such non-traditional subjects as climate change, demography, economics, geography, urban studies, mass communication, and business and marketing. In addition, one of the aspects of mainstreaming is the manner in which human rights has come to play a prominent role in popular culture, and there will be a section on human rights in art, film, music and literature.

Not only will the Handbook provide a state of the art analysis of the discipline that addresses ...

The Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities
The human rights of persons with disabilities
MarianneSchulze
Introduction

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) proclaims: ‘Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.’ There is no reference to impairment or disability or those wanting assistance or requiring support in some form. It is a telling omission for a constituency that has been largely overlooked, often rendered invisible, and frequently not taken into consideration.

Persons with disabilities represent roughly 15 per cent of the world'spopulation (World Health Organization/World Bank, 2011). Including relatives and other supporters, the lives of a large ...

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