BBI's Janet Lord co-editor of Collaborative Book Project on the Right to Inclusive Education

October 6, 2014

Several researchers at SU are part of a collaborative book project with colleagues at the National University of Ireland (Galway) and University of Leuven (Belgium). An edited volume entitled, “The Right to Inclusive Education in International Human Rights Law” will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2015. The volume seeks to fill an existing gap in the human rights literature on the right to inclusive education and the implications of Article 24 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for disability law, policy and practice. It explores the core content of the right to inclusive education, advocacy methods that are advancing this right in various country and regional contexts and the measures that States Parties have to undertake in order to meet their obligations relating to inclusive education.

BBI's Janet Lord will be co-editor with Shivaun Quinlivan and Gauthier de Beco. Professor Arlene Kanter from SU's College of Law and the Disability Law and Policy Program will contribute a lead chapter on the history of inclusive education for the volume. BBI Chairman, Peter Blanck is the series editor for Cambridge University Press.