Editor Almedina
Author(s) Filipe Venade de Sousa
Year 2014
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Synopsis Filipe Venade de Sousa is a deaf person. He holds a PhD in Law from the University of Minho School of Law and a Master’s Degree in Human Rights from the same School. Since 2013, he is a collaborating researcher at the Center. He is an active member of the deaf community and its associative movement in Portugal and, consequently, in the fight for the rights and interests of deaf people and the recognition of Portuguese sign language as a fundamental right. With experience in the first person, the author deepens in this text the theme of the deaf people rights, with a special focus on the issue of the deaf community as a linguistic minority.
The book thus discusses the status of deaf people from a national and international perspective, making a valuable contribution to the debate on the rights and interests of deaf people and the recognition of Portuguese sign language as a fundamental right.