Proactive Approaches to Inclusion: Legislative and Policy Developments


Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 202, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

A Global perspectives on disability, human rights and accessing justice seminar, organized by the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. Please note the room has changed.

This seminar is accredited for 1.5 hours of continuing legal education by the Quebec Bar (activity no.10075992).


Domestic legislation and policy remains one of the most effective means of protecting the rights of persons with disabilities and facilitating social change. The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 was a watershed in its guarantee of equal opportunity and non-discrimination in education, employment, health, and access to justice for persons with disabilities. The legislation inspired other jurisdictions to draft their own disability rights laws, such as the Ontarians with Disabilities Act in 2005, and served as an example for the drafting of the CRPD.

This event will provide an opportunity for students, professors, and educators to discuss proactive approaches to implementing ongoing legal and policy developments in the areas of disability and human rights.

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 [at] to secure your spot. Lunch will be provided.


Contact Information

RSVP by January 24 to secure your spot and receive the reading materials
Email: [at]