International human rights and mental disability law : when the silenced are heard /

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Author / Creator:Perlin, Michael L., 1946-
Imprint:Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Description:xiv, 339 p. ; 25 cm.
Series:American Psychology-Law Society series
American Psychology-Law Society series.
Subject:Mental health laws.
People with mental disabilities -- Civil rights.
Insanity (Law)
Insanity (Law)
Mental health laws.
People with mental disabilities -- Civil rights.
Format: Print Book
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ISBN:9780195393231 (hardback : alk. paper)
0195393236 (hardback : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction and Overview
  • 2. International Human Rights Law in Perspective: Legal Issues and Social Constructs
  • 2A. International Human Rights in Legal Perspective
  • 2B. Sanism and Pretextuality
  • 2C. Dignity
  • 3. Mental Disability Law in a Comparative Law Context
  • 4. The Use of Mental Disability Law to Suppress Political Dissent
  • 5. The Universal Factors
  • 6. The Application of International Human Rights Law to Mental Disability Law: Specific Contexts
  • 6A. Law School Pedagogy
  • 6B. Expert Evidence Law
  • 6C. Psychotherapist-Patient Law
  • 6D. Corrections Law
  • 7. The UN Convention: The Impact of the New UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on International Mental Disability Law
  • 8. The UN Convention: The Role of Counsel
  • 9. A Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific
  • 10. Therapeutic Jurisprudence
  • 11. Conclusion
  • References
  • Index