Covid-19 and the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

May 7, 2020 9:10 AM - 10:10 AM
 


Co-sponsored by the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern’s Bluhm Legal Clinic, Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Duke Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Cornell International Human Rights Clinic: Litigation and Advocacy, Harvard Law School's Human Rights Program, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists, the International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School, Northeastern Law School's Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy, Opinio Juris, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Tanner Humanities Center at the University of Utah, UCLA's Promise Institute for Human Rights, UC Berkeley's Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, the University of Dayton's Human Rights Center, and the University of Minnesota Law School's Human Rights Center.


Covid-19 and the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

The global pandemic is exacerbating discrimination against, and challenges faced by, persons with physical and mental disabilities. Some may face increased risk of becoming infected or seriously-ill with COVID-19, including in institutions, and others may face obstacles in accessing healthcare and other necessary services and supplies. How can advocates promote a disability rights-based response to the pandemic, including one that centers persons with disabilities in decision-making on prevention and containment measures? Join us for a talk with Catalina Devandas Aguilar (UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Persons with Disabilities), Mohamed Farah (Somali Disability Empowerment Network), Ben Gauntlett (Disability Rights Commissioner, Australia), and Amanda McRae (Women Enabled International); moderated by Elizabeth Emens (Columbia).


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