On Wednesday 6 December from 12 to 4pm (GMT), the Human Rights Law Centre and Centre for Mental Health and Human Rights will be jointly hosting the folowing event: Abortion and Disability - Human Rights Perspectives. This event will take place in the LASS Building (Room B55) and online via MS Teams.
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities was adopted in 2006. Its implementation by States parties is monitored by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a body of independent experts. The Committee has argued that the Convention has changed paradigms and models of disability. Any such changes necessarily impact on the rest of the international human rights system.
This seminar seeks to critically appraise those impacts. It also specifically examines (i) how disability human rights analysis is now being applied in the context of abortion and (ii) the challenges that represents to existing interpretations of other rights including the right to life, privacy, and non-discrimination.
To address these issues, we are excited to be joined by:
The event will be chaired by Dominic McGoldrick (Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham).
View the full event programme (PDF)
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