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Author Perlin, Michael L., 1946-

Title International human rights and mental disability law : when the silenced are heard / Michael L. Perlin.

Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
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 Law Library - First Floor  K640 .P47 2012     AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 339 p. ; 25 cm.
Series American Psychology-Law Society series
American Psychology-Law Society series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-329) and index.
Contents International human rights law in perspective : legal issues and social constructs -- Mental disability law in a comparative law context -- The use of mental disability law to suppress political dissent -- The universal factors -- The application of international human rights law to mental disability law : specific contexts -- The UN Convention : the impact of the New UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on International Mental Disability Law -- The UN Convention : the role of counsel -- A disability rights tribunal for Asia and the Pacific -- Therapeutic jurisprudence.
Subject Mental health laws.
People with mental disabilities -- Civil rights.
Insanity (Law)
ISBN 9780195393231 (hardback : alk. paper)
0195393236 (hardback : alk. paper)