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Dr. ELIZA VARNEY


Disability in EU transport legislation (2020)
Book Chapter
Varney, E., & Pearson, A. (2020). Disability in EU transport legislation. In D. Ferri, & A. Broderick (Eds.), Research Handbook on EU Disability Law (182-200). Edward Elgar Publishing. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788976428.00019

Equal access to transport plays a key role in facilitating independent living and participation in society and in realising the full enjoyment of other human rights, including the right to education and employment. The accessibility of transport goes... Read More about Disability in EU transport legislation.

Beyond negative interpretations of freedom of contract: The interplay between private law and human rights in light of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (2020)
Book Chapter
Varney, E. (2020). Beyond negative interpretations of freedom of contract: The interplay between private law and human rights in light of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities . In C. St─ânescu, & A. Adimi Gikay (Eds.), Discrimination, Vulnerable Consumers and Financial Inclusion: Fair Access to Financial Services and the Law (35-56). Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003055075-4

How should the concept of ‘freedom of contract’ be understood in a way that is compatible with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? With a focus on English contract law, this discussion challenges negative interpretati... Read More about Beyond negative interpretations of freedom of contract: The interplay between private law and human rights in light of the UN convention on the rights of persons with disabilities .

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and English Contract Law: A Tale of Unfinished Bridges? (2020)
Journal Article
Varney, E., & Varney, E. (2020). The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and English Contract Law: A Tale of Unfinished Bridges?. Kings Law Journal, 31(3), 444-466. https://doi.org/10.1080/09615768.2020.1815941

Contract law has a multidimensional role permeating the economic and social spheres of life, connecting people in mutual relations. Despite its potential, contract law is largely overlooked by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilit... Read More about The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and English Contract Law: A Tale of Unfinished Bridges?.

Agency contracts and the scope of the incapacity defence in English contract law: a topic too hot to handle? (2020)
Journal Article
Varney, E. (2020). Agency contracts and the scope of the incapacity defence in English contract law: a topic too hot to handle?. Journal of Business Law, 2020(5), 382-401

This article assesses the impact of a principal's mental incapacity on agency agreements in English contract law and calls for an approach compatible with the values pursued by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Art.21 Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information (2018)
Book Chapter
Varney, E. (2018). Art.21 Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information. In I. Bantekas, M. Ashley Stein, & D. Anastasiou (Eds.), The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary, Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, and Dimitris Anastasiou (eds.). Oxford University Press (OUP). https://doi.org/10.1093/law/9780198810667.003.0022

This chapter examines the effectiveness of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in promoting and protecting the equal right of persons with disabilities to freedom of expression and opinion and access to inf... Read More about Art.21 Freedom of Expression and Opinion, and Access to Information.

Art.49 Accessible Format (2018)
Book Chapter
Varney, E. (2018). Art.49 Accessible Format. In I. Bantekas, M. Ashley Stein, & D. Anastasiou (Eds.), The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/law/9780198810667.003.0050

This chapter examines Article 49 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The importance of Article 49 CRPD is threefold. Firstly, it facilitates the dissemination of the CRPD by requiring that the Conventio... Read More about Art.49 Accessible Format.

Redefining contractual capacity? the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the incapacity defence in English contract law (2017)
Journal Article
Varney, E. (2017). Redefining contractual capacity? the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the incapacity defence in English contract law. Legal Studies, 37(3), 493-519. https://doi.org/10.1111/lest.12166

How can the incapacity defence in contract law coexist with the concept of universal legal capacity advanced by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)? In the absence of clear guidance from the CRPD on the link between le... Read More about Redefining contractual capacity? the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the incapacity defence in English contract law.

Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation (2013)
Book
Varney, E. (2013). Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/cbo9781139017947

Disability and Information Technology examines the extent to which regulatory frameworks for information and communication technologies (ICTs) safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities as citizenship rights. It adopts a comparative approach f... Read More about Disability and Information Technology: A Comparative Study in Media Regulation.