Only a few days to go! Files are packed, presentations rolled out and stakeholders from all across Africa are getting ready to attend the 5th Annual African Disability Rights Conference that will be held from 7 to 8 November 2017 at the Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria in South Africa. The array of participants include scholars, researchers, practitioners, human rights activists, advocates for law reform, persons with disabilities, civil society groups, lawyers, policymakers, and analysts.
This year’s conference will focus on the following themes:
- The implications of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) for the African region with particular reference to article 13, the right to access to justice and article 12, the right to equal recognition before the law.
- The development of mechanisms/strategies for the effective domestication and implementation of articles 12 and 13 of the CRPD.
- The interplay between article 13 and article 12 of the CRPD.
In addition to the thought provoking presentations on access to justice and legal capacity of persons with disabilities in different contexts, the 2017 conference seeks to optimise participants experience by including a display of the exhibition I Decide=I Am, capacity building workshops, poster presentations, the launch of the African Disability Rights Yearbook and other side events.
For more information on the conference, please view the programme below:
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