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Effectiveness of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities

April 8, 2022 at 9:00am12:00pm EDT

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The CRPD was adopted by the UN in 2006 and has been ratified by 184 countries. This panel brings together leading international experts to discuss the effectiveness of the CRPD and whether and how it is making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities.

MODERATORS: Professor Arlene Kanter (Law) and Professor Audie Klotz (Maxwell)

  • Dr. Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Judith Heumann, Civil Rights Advocate and Former Special Advisor for International Disability Rights at the US Department of State (2010-2017)
  • Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Silvia Quan, former member, U.N. Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and disability rights activist
  • Eric Rosenthal, Founder and Executive Director of Disabilities Rights International

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This event was first published on March 22, 2022 and last updated on March 29, 2022.

Event Details

  • Category
  • Type
  • Region
  • Open to
    Graduate & Professional Students
  • Group
    College of Law
  • Contact
    Christy Ramsdell
  • Accessibility
    Contact Christy Ramsdell to request accommodations