Inclusion Ireland: Conference on UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – 10 May, Dublin

Date: 10 May 2017

Time: 11am-4.30pm

Venue: Croke Park, Dublin

This conference aims to raise awareness both in Northern Ireland the Republic of Ireland about the UN Convention and the ways in which it can be used to secure rights for people with disabilities. It takes place as the UK, including Northern Ireland, is about to be questioned for the first time by a UN committee about its compliance with the Convention and as the Republic prepares to finally ratify the Convention. The conference will bring together disability groups, activists, academics and those with an interest in this area. The key note speakers include:

  • Diane Kingston OBE, a prominent disability rights campaigner in the UK, who until recently was Vice-Chair of the CRPD Expert Committee
  • Juan Ignacio Perez Bello, Human Rights Officer at the International Disability Alliance. Juan collaborates with and supports organisations in their participation before UN Treaty Bodies, notably the CRPD Committee
  • Oliver Scicluna, Chairman of the Maltese Commission for Persons with a Disability and a member of the Maltese Commission for Equal Rights. Oliver will speak about national monitoring mechanisms under the CRPD

There will be opportunities to question the keynote speakers and the conference will end with a plenary session when representatives of the sponsoring organisations will discuss where the disability movement should go from here and will also respond to questions from the participants.

Registration will open at 10.30am and the conference begins at 11.00am. The conference will end at approx. 4.30pm.

Click here to register.

This conference is being organised by the Disability Federation of Ireland, Disability Action (NI), Inclusion Ireland, The Center for Independent Living, Centre for Disability Law and Policy NUI Galway, Queen’s University Belfast Disability Research Network and the Irish Disabilities Studies Association. The conference is being supported by the Social Change Initiative




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