An African path to disability justice: community, relationships and obligations

Onazi, Oche (2020) An African path to disability justice: community, relationships and obligations. Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice, 78 . Springer International Publishing AG, Cham. ISBN 9783030358495, 9783030358501

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Abstract

How should disability justice be conceptualised, not by orthodox human rights or capabilities approaches, but by a legal philosophy that mirrors an African relational community ideal? This book develops the first comprehensive answer to this question through the contemporary literature on African philosophy, which is relied upon to construct a legal philosophy of disability justice comprising of ethical ideals of community, human relationships and obligations. From these ideals, an African legal philosophy of disability justice is offered as a criterion for critically evaluating existing laws, legal and political institutions, as well as providing an ethical basis for creating new ones to ensure that they are inclusive to people with disabilities. In taking an alternative perspective on the subject, the book outlines and emphasises the need for a new public culture of obligations owed to people with disabilities, highlighting both the prospects and difficulties of achieving the ideal of disability justice that continues to elude the lived experiences of millions of Africans today.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability Justice, African Legal Theory or Legal Philosophy, Disability Justice in Africa, Human Rights and Disability Justice in Africa, African Legal Theory of Disability Justice, duty of community in disability justice, duty of love in disability justice, duty of compassion in disability justice, contemporary disability justice discourse, meaning of disability, nature of obligations owed to disabled persons, institutional response to disability justice
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2020 10:27
Last Modified: 15 Jul 2020 10:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/43781

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