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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

SEMINAR: From Rhetoric to Practice: Implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Monday, September 24, 2012
12:30-2:00 PM

McGill Faculty of Law, 3644, rue Peel, Montréal
Chancellor Day Hall, Stephen Scott Seminar Room (Room 16)
Staff, students, and members of the community are invited to attend
the first of four seminars on the rights of persons with disabilities.
This seminar will provide a forum for discussion of conceptual
challenges, legal standards and international best practices for
implementing the CRPD and constructively impacting the lives of people
with disabilities. The topics of discussion include challenges of
implementation, community living, accessibility to educational and
workplace institutions, mental capacity, and monitoring. The event
will also allow participants to reflect on the shift from traditional
welfare-oriented supports for persons with disabilities to a
rights-based model that affirms equality, independence and active
Lunch will be provided!
Please RSVP to by September 19.
Présenté par le portfolio sur le droit et le handicap du Groupe
d'action en matière de droits de la personne et le Centre sur les
droits de la personne et le pluralisme juridique.
Sponsored by the Rathlyn Research Fund.

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