The Legal Regulation of Behaviour as a Disability
Funding: 2015: $71,801
Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Start year: 2015
Summary: This project provides a comprehensive analysis of the legal issues raised by the expansion of the category of behavioural disability. It will ensure that laws which seek to regulate people with challenging behaviour maximise social and economic participation by taking full account of the goals of equality and social inclusion. It will provide a nuanced legal model that responds to the challenge of behavioural disability and contributes to federal and state action on disability law reform.
Karpin, IA 2017, 'Health law and People with Disability' in Farrell, AM, Devereux, J, Karpin, IA & Weller, P (eds), Health Law Frameworks and Context, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, pp. 293-305.
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O'Connell, K 2017, 'Eccentricity: the case for undermining legal categories of disability and normalcy', Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 325-364.
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Keywords: disability law, reproduction law, discrimination law, social inclusion, behavioural disability
FOR Codes: Law and Society, Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified, Human Rights and Justice Issues, Civil Justice, Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified, Law Reform