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Book Review: International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard
By Robert M. Sanger
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International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced are Heard
By Michael L. Perlin
Oxford University Press (2011)
Reviewed by Robert M. Sanger
Professor Michael Perlin’s latest book is a tribute to his scholarship and to his lifetime professional commitment to the just treatment of people suspected to have mental disabilities. He asserts that “dedicated and effective counsel” is the best protection for such people (p. 33). The main calling of criminal defense lawyers should be to stand up for the dignity of their clients. Professor Perlin explicitly states that attorneys must be most dedicated to stand up for the dignity of those who have mental disabilities.
International Human Rights and Mental Disability Law: When the Silenced Are Heard is the definitive text on the analysis of international law, treaties, protocols, covenants, and conventions regarding mental disability issues. It also contains comparative law and philosophical analysis. Although a treasu
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