UPR Info has released an overall assessment of the implementation of UPR recommendations at mid-term. The publication “Beyond promises: the impact of the UPR on the ground” presents the results of four years of the Follow-up programme. It is based on 165 Mid-term Implementation Assessments (MIAs) and information provided on more than 11,500 recommendations from […]
Georgetown University Law Center today announced the appointment of Eric Rosenthal, Disability Rights International’s (DRI) founder and executive director, to the 2015-2016 Robert F. Drinan, S.J. Chair in Human Rights. “This appointment recognizes Eric Rosenthal for his invaluable contributions to international human rights,” said Georgetown Law Dean William M. Treanor. “We are very pleased that […]
Geneva, 15 September 2014 – Today the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities opens its 12th session (15 September – 3 October 2014) in which it will review New Zealand, Mexico, Korea, Belgium, Ecuador and Denmark. The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) is the body of independent experts which […]
The UN Secretary-General issued a review of progress on mainstreaming disability in the international development agenda (A/69/187). Click here to access the full report on UN Enable, the website of the CPRD Secretariat.
The Honourable Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, speaks on the signing of the Disability Action Plan in New Zealand. Click here to access the full speech
The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments GAATES in collaboration with the Zero Project is looking for innovative practices and policies that relate to Emergency Preparedness and Disability Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DiDRR). In the Zero Project 2014 Report, which focused on global accessibility, it was noted ‘there are particularly dispiriting results on emergency issues:” These practices and […]
July 21, 2013 (Montreal) Since the Supreme Court of Canada ruling in the Bedford case struck down some of Canada’s prostitution laws on December 20, 2013, various assertions have been made in favour of the complete decriminalization of prostitution. As the debate continues on Parliament Hill and across the country, one of these assertions focuses […]
In October of 2015, UBC Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship is hosting Claiming Full Citizenship: an international conference on Individualized Funding, Self Determination, and Personalization. We invite you to join us and share in the excitement and fellowship of this important event. Conference Updates: Advance Notice and Call for Abstracts is now available Submit an Abstract Conference Dates: Thursday, […]
On 5 June 2014, the European Union published its first report on the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD). Click here to access the report on the EC’s website.
The Zero Project looking for innovative practices and policies that have clearly and measurably improved Independent Living and/or Political Participation of persons with any kind of disability. The deadline to submit is 4 July, 2014. Access nomination forms at this link.