Rights-based research and the CRPD (Bochum, Germany)

The Protestant University of Applied Sciences Rhineland-Westphalia-Lippe and the Disability Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne hosted a public event on 14 January 2016 to highlight current research issues in the context of disability and human rights.

The welcome address was provided by Verena Bentele, the Federal Government Commissioner for Matters relating to Disabled Persons, and the speakers include high-level representatives from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, the Center for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG Galway and the Disability Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Anna Arstein-Kerslake chairing the public event in Bochum, Germany

The public event was followed by a workshop on 15 January 2016 to discuss establishing an International Disability Human Rights Research Network. Participants in the workshop included representatives from the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, the Center for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG Galway, the Disability Research Initiative at the University of Melbourne, and the University of California, Berkeley.

Participants in the Public Event in Bochum, Germany

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