Disability Rights

The Center’s Disability and Human Rights Program seeks to advance the human rights of persons with disabilities, and help overcome the effect of exclusionary practices, so that persons with disabilities achieve a state of full and effective participation and inclusion in society.  Since 2007, the Center has worked across disciplines to bring together the disability rights, development assistance, and human rights communities to examine the important and emerging intersections of disability rights and human rights. Through conferences, scholarship, specialized fellowships, and collaboration with leading nongovernmental organizations, the Center works to increase implementation and adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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“We engage lawyers who will use the education and experiences they have at WCL to inform their disability rights advocacy in their countries of origin or in whatever professional setting they enter.”

Robert Dinerstein, Professor of Law and Director of Disability Rights Law Clinic

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