This Ability is Cotter's third book in a series dealing with discrimination law. Having looked at the theme of 'gender discrimination' in Gender Injustice and 'race discrimination' in Race Matters, this further installment takes a similar approach and structure to illustrate comparisons and contradictions in discrimination law. Disability Law is an increasingly important area in combating disability discrimination. This Ability provides readers with a better understanding of the issue of inequality and aims to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels for those with disabilities while at the same time educating those without disabilities. The work examines the primary role of legislation and its impact on the court process. It also discusses the two most important trade agreements of our day - namely the North American Free Trade Agreement and the European Union Treaty - in a historical and compelling analysis of discrimination. By providing a detailed examination of the relationship between disability issues and the law, this book will be an important read for those concerned with equality.
Contents: Introduction to This Ability; This Ability in disability discrimination; This Ability in the United Nations; This Ability in Australia and New Zealand; This Ability in Africa and South Africa; This Ability in Canada, Mexico and the United States; This Ability in the North American Free Trade Agreement; This Ability in the United Kindom and Ireland; This Ability in the European Union; Conclusion to This Ability; Bibliography; Index.