CoPMRE’s Visiting Professor Sam Rowland publishes paper on non-consensual sterilisation

CoPMRE Visiting Professor Sam Rowland’s paper on non-consensual sterilisation went online yesterday in the Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. This was a collaborative project with Prof Jean-Jacques Amy of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Another two papers have been accepted so far.

Although some of the project is historical, the practice is alive and happening in the 21st century and marginalised groups are particularly susceptible – some of these groups could be considered as seldom-heard voices. Professor Rowland will be presenting on this topic in Budapest next year. Much of the subject has strong legal/ethical implications and Professor Rowlands is pleased that he will be collaborating with Jeffrey Wale from the Department of Law, Faculty of Media and Communication on one of the papers.