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Disabled people and European human rightsA review of the implications of the 1998 Human Rights Act for disabled children and adults in the UK$
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Luke Clements

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344250

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.001.0001

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Disabled people’s human rights: developing social awareness

Disabled people’s human rights: developing social awareness

(p.31) Three Disabled people’s human rights: developing social awareness
Disabled people and European human rights

Luke Clements

Janet Read

Policy Press

This chapter discusses the ways the language of human rights has come to the front of disability politics, policy, and research in the UK over the last twenty years. It considers a number of factors that have been identified as impacting the rights of disabled people with key concepts which have emerged over this period. These concepts help explain the social mechanisms that underlie these factors.

Keywords:   human rights, disability politics, key concepts, social mechanisms, impacting factors

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