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2.1 Introduction This chapter outlines the human rights framework for addressing disability harassment. The purpose of the chapter is to explain the legal context in which disability harassment occurs and to highlight the obligations of states to address it, particularly in the EU. The chapter begins with a brief overview of the general human rights framework relevant to both disability harassment at work and intersectional forms of discrimination. These include the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Convention on

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PART II Human Rights and Debt Approach

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The spy’s right to privacy What are human rights, anyway? So far, we have considered the attempts by campaigners, lawyers, journalists and researchers to access hidden data and to gain the concession, from state actors, of an acknowledged truth. Some, though not all, of their strategies have been rights-based. That is predictable, considering their engagement in a state-sponsored inquisitorial process with a distinctly adversarial twist. What was less foreseeable was the reliance by the police and other state institutions on human rights. What I want to do

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127 Equality and human rights: siblings or just rivals? Trevor Phillips This article is based on a speech given at the social Justice and Public Policy conference on 6 December 2006 in London. The author was until recently Chair of the Commission of Racial Equality and has now been appointed as Chair of the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights in Britain. The article sets out his views on the relationship between equality and human rights. It argues that choices need to be made in politics and public policy in managing tensions between diverse

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Introduction As emergency powers impact upon the most fundamental values in a legal order, this chapter and Chapter Three (Pandemics and Human Rights: Derogable Rights) explore the effect that pandemic emergency powers can have on human rights norms. Focus is not simply on the states that have officially declared states of emergency or derogated from international human rights treaties, as there is no necessary correlation between the impact that these measures have on human rights and whether a state has derogated or not. While this is not the place for

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3 ONE An introduction to human rights and dementia Introduction “The rights and needs of persons with dementia have been given low priority in the national and global agenda. In particular, with the progression of the disease, as their autonomy decreases, persons with dementia tend to be isolated, excluded and subject to abuse and violence”, so said Ms Rosa Kornfeld-Matte, UN Independent Expert on the Enjoyment of All Human Rights by Older People, on the opening day of the first Ministerial Conference on Global Action against Dementia held in Geneva in

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PART I International human rights: context

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dangers and the necessity to continue the struggle for women’s and girls’ human rights. Two insights propel this on-going activism. First, the assertion that human rights are interdependent and indivisible, that is, that ‘no person’s rights are secure unless all people’s rights are secure’ and that ‘no right is secure unless all rights are secure’ (Ackerly, 2016 : 38). Second, it is the recognition that the figure of the ‘human’, which underpins the concept of human rights, is in fact gendered. Put differently, although human rights propagate the notion of a

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The time has come to further challenge biomedical and clinical thinking about dementia, which has for so long underpinned policy and practice. Framing dementia as a disability, this book takes a rights-based approach to expand the debate.

Applying a social constructionist lens, it builds on earlier critical perspectives by bringing together concepts including disability, social inclusion, personhood, equality, participation, dignity, empowerment, autonomy and solidarity. Launching the debate into new and exciting territory, the book argues that people living with dementia come within the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and therefore have full entitlement to all the rights the Convention enshrines.

A human rights-based approach has not to date been fully applied to interrogate the lived experience and policy response to dementia. With the fresh analytical tools provided in this book, policy makers and practitioners will will gain new insights into how this broader perspective can be used to further promote the quality of life and quality of care for all those affected by dementia.

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accommodated under the ordinary or normal grounds of legitimate interference built into these rights, or whether a state of emergency should be declared in order to enact these measures. Again, I want to emphasize what ought to happen, rather than what is likely to happen. Ultimately, I contend that human rights overall are better protected when emergency powers are quarantined to exceptional situations, and the best approach to do this is through a de jure declaration of a state of emergency. To demonstrate this, this chapter looks at the case law of the ECtHR as an

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