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dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Fiona Kumari
dc.description.abstractThis paper brings together a number of disability laws and disability related provisions in review. Due to the paucity of scholarly literature concerning disability law in Sri Lanka, this paper is tailored to both the local Sri Lankan reader and as well as international readers. As such the paper is necessarily technical in parts so as to provide assistance to future legal researchers, attorneys, disability studies scholars and activists. Theoretical critiques have been kept to a minimum.1 The development of law always occurs in the context of a country’s history, legal traditions, and of course contestations in local and international politics. The paper opens in Section 2 with a rendition of Sri Lanka’s disability profile. Section 3, provides the global backdrop to ‘geodisability knowledge’ in order to provide clarity about frameworks acting as drivers of change and accountability. Shifting from the global to the local, Section 4 details law of country – those constitutional structures of Sri Lanka and inherited legal traditions. These structures require critical appraisal as they ultimately govern the development of disability law, create rights and remedies for disabled people at the grassroots level and conversely provide different challenges to inducing change from other countries such as the USA, India or Australia where context and legal reasoning can be dissimilar. Section 5, Disability Law in Sri Lanka, takes up the bulk of the paper and is an exhaustive overview of social policy structures, dedicated disability statutes, mental disability law, social insurance/security laws, injured employee legislation and future directions. In Section 6, the Paper turns toward social change and activism in its review of approaches to legal mobilisation, freedom of information, locus standi and the use of the writ of quo warranto and the writ of habeas corpus particularly for mental disability issues.
dc.publisherLaw & Society Trust
dc.publisher.placeSri Lanka
dc.relation.ispartofjournalLaw & Society Trust Review
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Rights Law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw and Society
dc.titleA Review of Disability Law and Legal Mobilisation in Sri Lanka
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
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gro.griffith.authorCampbell, Fiona Kumari KA.

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