The New UN Disability Rights Convention: Building Support in the United States for Ratification and Implementation *CLE*

April 9

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

On March 30, 2007, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will open for signature and ratification. Historically, the United States has been a world leader in the recognition of disability rights. On April 9, 2007, the disability, human rights, and international development communities will come together to examine the Convention, its guarantees, and its implications for US law and foreign policy. We will consider strategies for encouraging US government and public support for the Convention and examine how we can ensure continued US leadership in the international protection of disability rights.

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Thank you.


Click here for the UN Disability Rights Convention Flyer

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