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

“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

Upcoming Human Rights Events

May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health the Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life//El Derecho Humano a la Salud Reproductiva: La Observación General del Comité de Derechos Humanos sobre el Derecho a la Vida May 28 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom A Human Right to Reproductive Health: The Human Rights Committee’s General Comment on the Right to Life May 29 6:30PM-8:00PM 2223 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington D.C. 20008 Domestic Implementation of International Human Rights Judgments: An Ongoing Conversation in the European and Inter-American Human Rights Systems May 30 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Shrinking of Democratic Spaces: Corruption, Criminalization of Protest and Repression// La Contracción de los Espacios Democráticos: Corrupción, Criminalización de la Protesta y Represión June 04 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Justice and the Colombian Peace Process June 06 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The Human Rights Council: Current Challenges June 07 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Elections at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights: The Independent Panel of Experts Presents its Final Report on the Candidates June 11 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom Fact-finding in the Inter-American System: The Powers of the Commission to Monitor Human Rights Violations in Real Time June 13 12:30PM-2:00PM Tenley Campus - Warren NT01 Ceremonial Classroom The American Convention on Human Rights: 50 Years After its Adoption September 04 4:00PM-6:00PM Room Y360 International and Abroad Opportunities at WCL Open House
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