A Global perspectives on disability, human rights and accessing justice seminar, organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.
This seminar is accredited for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education by the Quebec Bar (activity no. 10075381).
The inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities is critical to advancing the development agenda. In light of the United Nations’ efforts to create a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda at the upcoming High Level Meeting on Disability and Development, this seminar will provide a forum for discussion of international strategies for achieving equality for persons with disabilities by implementing a disability perspective in development processes. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which is both a human rights treaty and a development tool, provides an opportunity to strengthen developmental policies related to the implementation of internationally-agreed development goals.
The seminar will allow participants to reflect on programs and interventions that may begin to remove the barriers and increase accessibility in developmental efforts.
About the series
To explore some of the advances, challenges, and questions, the CHRLP is pleased to present its 2013-14 seminar series on selected issues of human rights and disability law. The series builds on the themes explored in the CHRLP’s successful 2012-13 seminar series, entitled “Disability, Human Rights and the Law.” We offer this series to continue to engage in one of the most compelling human rights issues of our day, consistent with the Faculty of Law’s tradition of analysis, scholarship and promotion of human rights and social justice. The events will follow the format of a teaching seminar and required resources will be circulated ahead of time.
Space is limited, so kindly RSVP to chrlp.law [at] mcgill.ca to secure your spot. Lunch will be provided.