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The way forward: policy and practice proposals

Luke Clements and Janet Read

in Disabled people and European human rights

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9781861344250
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302087 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861344250.003.0005
The way forward: policy and practice proposals

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This chapter looks at some of the ways the 1998 Human Rights Act may benefit disabled adults and children. It presents several realistic limitations and positive potentials of any course of action. The chapter shows that the Act has raised expectations and created considerable excitement. The Act protects many fundamental rights that are relevant to disabled people. The chapter also explores three main approaches that should not be regarded as mutually exclusive: changing practice in public authorities, redress for individuals, and changing the political and public climate.

Keywords: Human Rights Act; realistic limitations; positive potentials; fundamental rights; main approaches; changing practice; redress for individuals; political climate; public climate

Chapter.  4160 words. 

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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