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The Recognition Of Nuclear Trauma In Sagashite Imasu (I Am Searching), Helen Kilpatrick Jan 2015

The Recognition Of Nuclear Trauma In Sagashite Imasu (I Am Searching), Helen Kilpatrick

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The award-winning picture book Sagashite imasu (2012) was published in response to 3/11. It combines dynamic poetics with poignant photographs of relics from the Hiroshima Peace Museum to evoke emotions about extended suffering from radioactive fallout. I argue that the work plays an activist role in prompting an empathetic response which raises an ethical consciousness, and that this kind of response in turn generates a broader “recognition” of the dangers of using nuclear power in (and beyond) Japan after the Fukushima disaster.


Submission To United Nations Committee On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Draft General Comment On Article 12 – Equal Recognition Before The Law, Fleur Beaupert, Linda Roslyn Steele Jan 2014

Submission To United Nations Committee On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities Draft General Comment On Article 12 – Equal Recognition Before The Law, Fleur Beaupert, Linda Roslyn Steele

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We support the Draft General Comment on Article 12 – Equal Recognition Before the Law (‘Draft General Comment’). Our submission is primarily concerned with drawing the Committee’s attention to issues around mental capacity. We argue that despite the Committee’s urging in the Draft General Comment for a split between legal capacity and mental capacity, mental capacity (and the related disciplines, professions, institutions and practices of psychology, psychiatry and neuropsychology through which mental capacity is defined and assessed) will continue to have cultural and material significance to the realisation of article 12 and the human rights of people with disability generally. …