1st ed. - Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, c2014.
xvi, 304 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A short history of the international disability rights movement / Maya Sabatello
Our lives, our voices : people with intellectual disabilities and their families / Anna MacQuarrie and Connie Laurin-Bowie
Living in the community, access to justice : having the right makes all the difference / Tirza Leibowitz
Inclusion or choice? : securing the right to inclusive education for all / Belinda Shaw
An eye toward effective enforcement : a technical-comparative approach to the drafting negotiations / Tara J. Melish
Children with disabilities / Gerison Lansdown
Women with disabilities : the Convention through the prism of gender / Mi Yeon Kim
Including deaf culture and linguistic rights / Liisa Kauppinen and Markku Jokinen
Imagine : to be a part of this / Lex Grandia
Indigenous people with disabilities : the missing link / Huhana Hickey
At the United Nations : "the South also exists" / Pamela Molina Toledo
Voices down under : an Australian perspective / Heidi Forrest and Phillip French
Monitoring the Convention's implementation / Marianne Schulze
The role of national human rights institutions / Andrew Byrnes
The new diplomacy / Maya Sabatello.
"The United Nations adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) constituted a paradigm shift in attitudes and approaches to disability rights, marking the first time in law-making history that persons with disabilities participated as civil society representatives and contributed to the drafting of an international treaty. ... Human Rights and Disability Advocacy brings together perspectives from individual representatives of the Disabled People's Organizations (DPOs), nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous peoples' organizations, states, and national institutions that played leading roles in the Convention's drafting process. The contributors provide vivid and personal accounts of the paths to victory, including stumbling blocks--not all of which were overcome--and offer a unique look into the politics of civil society organizations both from within and in its interaction with governments. Each essay describes the nonnegotiable key issues for which they advocated; the extent of success in reaching their goals; and insights into the limitations they faced. Through the plurality of voices and insider perspectives, Human Rights and Disability Advocacy presents fresh perspectives on the shift toward a new diplomacy and explores the implication of this model for human rights advocacy more generally."--Publisher website.