Disability Rights in Europe is based on a conference organized jointly by the editors to mark the European Year of Disabled People. It explores the range of legal strategies which have been adopted, both nationally and internationally, to achieve equality for disabled people and facilitate their inclusion into mainstream society. It examines current developments in anti-discrimination law, both within Member States and at EU level. It also assesses the effectiveness and potential of the human rights framework for disabled Europeans. In addition, a number of approaches to the enforcement and promotion of disability rights are considered.
About the Author
Anna Lawson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Leeds. Caroline Gooding is the Special Adviser to the Disability Rights Commission.