European Yearbook of Disability Law

Volume 1

Edited by: Lisa Waddington, Gerard Quinn

The field of disability law and policy is both new and rapidly expanding at the European level. It covers a disparate range of subject areas, including non-discrimination, transport, education, employment, and housing. The Yearbook brings together all relevant developments and provides an indispensable reference work for lawyers, public policy analysts, researchers, government agencies, and civil society groups. It provides critical insight into the evolution of European disability law and policy, and offers an analysis of pressing challenges in a broad range of fields. The core of the Yearbook consists of a review of the preceding year's significant events, as well as policy and legal developments within the institutions of the European Union. It reviews major EU policy developments, legislative proposals, and non-discrimination case law from the European Court of Justice, as well as the outcomes of major conferences and other relevant events. The Yearbook also reviews the relevant developments on disability issues within the Council of Europe and recounts: the work of the Committee of Ministers * the emerging case law of the European Court of Human Rights * the growing disability jurisprudence of the European Social Charter * developments within the other treaty monitoring bodies of the Council of Europe, such as the Committee for the Prevention of Torture and the Framework Convention for the Protection of Minorities. The relevant work of other European level bodies in the field of disability, including the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Conference of Transport Ministers, especially with respect to emergency planning and disability, is also reviewed. An account is given of the relevant activities of various European-level civil society groups including the European Disability Forum, the European Coalition for Community Living, and the Mental Disability Advocacy Group. The Yearbook also contains a bibliography of major publications in the field of European disability law and policy, as well as an annex containing the full text of the most significant documents and policy developments. (Series: European Yearbook of Disability Law - Vol. 1)


380 pages

Publication Date: 11/1/2009
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9789050958202