Accessing Justice through Mental Health Law Reform in the Pacific
Author: Helen J. Ménard
Affiliation: Legal Consultant, Picnic Bay, Queensland, Australia
Biography: The author holds a PhD in law and has worked as a trained health professional, a practising lawyer and an academic in Australia and the Pacific. She has had a life time interest in the rights of mental health consumers and specialises in health law. She is currently a legal consultant on mental health law reform in the Pacific with the World Health Organisation.
Audience: Those for whom this work would be of most interest include mental health policy makers, law reformers, legislative drafters and researchers both in a mental health setting as well as the broader human rights framework. This would include not only those groups in the Pacific but also Australia and New Zealand and other countries who provide substantial amounts of financial aid for capacity building and policy development in the Pacific region. It would also have relevance to mental health professionals (both health service providers and lawyers), academics and post graduate researchers in mental health law and policy and human rights and disability law in general. The work would also be significant at both a regional level where the literature and research is sparse and at an international level in developing countries with similar political infrastructures and socio-cultural issues.
Child Protection in an Interconnected World: Integrating Ideals and Cooperating with a Common Purpose
Author: Adam Richard Tanielian
Affiliation: King Faisal University, Shabaka Training Hofuf, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
Birthplace: Royal Oak, MI; May 26, 1978; American
Biography: Adam Tanielian is a researcher, instructor, and lifelong learner. He earned his bachelor’s in science from Michigan Technological University, following with graduate studies in business and law at the Institute of International Studies at Ramkhamhaeng University in Thailand.
Audience:Academics, researchers, NGOs. Given the topic of children’s rights, some parents and religious individuals will be interested in it.
Affiliation: Professor, Dean, School of Law, Fremantle, The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Western Australia
Birthplace: Port Arthur, Ontario, Canada, March 26, 1953; Canadian and Australian dual citizenship
Biography: Professor Hodgson’s career as an academic lawyer and senior university administrator has spanned over three decades in Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand. He serves as a grants assessor and peer-reviewer for the Australian Research Council and has published books and peer-reviewed articles in the areas of international human rights law (particularly the rights of children) and intervening causation law.
Audience: The intended audience includes legal scholars and practitioners, human rights advocates and students (particularly those studying Law, International Relations and Political Science) who wish to increase their knowledge of, and passion for, the human rights field. The book will also be of interest to parliamentarians, policy-makers and government lawyers as well as the secretariat staff of United Nations inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the human rights field.
Law and State in the Globalized World: A Comparative and Conceptual Analysis
Author: Surendra Bhandari
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan
Birthplace: Nepal. Citizenship: Nepalese
Biography: Dr. Bhandari is an associate professor of law at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He is also the author of a number of books, including Self-Determination and Constitution Making in Nepal (2014); Making Rules in the WTO: Free or Managed Trade (2012); and WTO and Developing Countries (4th Reprint 2004).
Audience: Students, lawyers, paralegals, NGOs, academia, researchers, judges, and general readers, among others.
Biography: Dr. Theo Gavrielides is the Founder and Director of The IARS International Institute and theFounder and co-Director of the Restorative Justice for All Institute (RJ4All). He is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Criminology (Centre for Restorative Justice) of Simon Fraser Universityas well as a Visiting Professor at Buckinghamshire New University. Professor Gavrielides is the Editor-in-Chief of the peer-reviewed International Journal of Human Rights in Healthcare, as well as of the Youth Voice Journal and the Internet Journal of Restorative Justice.
Audience: Practitioners and policy makers in criminal justice, senior-level capstone courses and upper-level seminars that review and expand on key areas of study in restorative justice, criminology, social sciences, social theory, psychology and positive psychology, law, neuroscience, human rights, criminal justice, and political science departments. The book is also intended for researchers and human rights campaigners internationally.