This is a free event however registration is required in advance.
Interpreting and Domesticating the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Comparative Analysis of the Role of Courts
21st October 2016, 1pm
In October 2016 Professor Lisa Waddington of Maastricht University will be a visiting scholar at the Centre for Law and Social Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds.
Lisa Waddington and Anna Lawson will give a seminar on their joint research project on the use and interpretation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in the courts of a number of national and regional jurisdictions. The project, which will result in a book with OUP, involves researchers from various countries. It aims to provide a critical analysis, drawing on comparative international law techniques, of similarities and differences between judicial interpretations of the CRPD in different jurisdictions and to identify factors which underpin or explain variations in usage and interpretation. Lisa Waddington and Anna Lawson will present emerging findings of the overall project, together with key issues emerging in connection with the UK.
This seminar is jointly hosted by the Law School’s Centre for Law and Social Justice and the University’s interdisciplinary Centre for Disability Studies.
Boardroom (2nd floor)
School of Law
University of Leeds
(Please use postcode LS6 1AN for Sat Navs)
The Liberty Building is number 16 on the campus map.
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School of Law
Liberty Building, University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom