Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Through conferences, scholarship, and collaboration with leading nongovernmental organizations in the field of disability rights, the Center has worked to support enhanced implementation and expanded adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Disability & Human Rights Fellows Program
Sponsored by the Open Society Foundations, the Center’s Disability & Human Rights Fellows Program brings attorneys from all over the world to WCL for a specialized course of study in human rights and disability rights.

 

Human Rights and Disability Outreach and Education
The Center hosts many high-profile conferences and panel discussions on emerging issues in the intersection of disability and human rights, and has provided training on advocacy for implementing the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 

Human Rights Brief Coverage of Disability Rights
The Human Rights Brief, a student-run publication of the Center, regularly features articles and coverage of Inter-American Commission on Human Rights hearings related to disability and human rights.