281 BOOK REVIEWS Ward, A., A New View. Mental Handicap Law for Eastern Europe, Internation- al League of Societies for Persons with Mental Handicap, 1993, xxi + 213 pp. Since the collapse of the totalitarian communist systems in 1989, many parts of Central and Eastern Europe and of the Asian Republics of the former Soviet-Union are struggling to construct a new legal system. The foundations and values of society having changed dramatically, substantial parts of the law must be re-written. The change in society brings along an increasing recognition of human rights, reflected also in an increasing attention for the legal status of people with disabilities. The objective of this book is both original and valuable. It wants to con- tribute to this huge legislative task arising in Eastern Europe, more specifically in the area of mental handicap law. By offering information and guidance on how to understand, use and develop laws in ways helpful to people with mental handicaps, this book seeks to avoid that outdated and undesirable restrictive perceptions of people with disabilities would live on and be included in the new laws of the previous communist countries. The central theme of the book, recognized internationally
European Journal of Health Law – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1995
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