Go On! 7th International Disability Law Summer School, Galway, 22–26 June 2015

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway has announced that it will hold the 7th International Disability Law Summer School from June 22-26, 2015. The theme will be Disability-Inclusive Development Aid.

The purpose of this five-day International Disability Summer School is to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to translate the generalities of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into tangible reform for persons with disabilities. The core focus of this year will be on Human Rights and Disability-Inclusive Development.

We look forward, as usual, to a world-class Faculty and participants from around the globe including persons with disabilities, civil society groups, advocates for disability law reform, lawyers, policy makers and policy analysts.
In 2014, the summer school attracted over 100 participants from 39 different countries – from Africa, Asia, Latin America and China. We believe it is the biggest such event in the world.

In keeping with the practical orientation of the Summer School there will be a Moot Court competition based on a problem disseminated at the beginning of the Summer School and culminating in a mock court at the end. All participants are expected to be involved at some level. 

The aim is to provide the participants with a forum to sharpen their argumentative strategies based on the CRPD and to identify weaknesses as well as strengths in the different argumentative approaches. Delegates will be mentored throughout the week in crafting their arguments by the international Faculty. The participants will demonstrate what they have learnt in arguing before a mock UN Committee.

Prior legal knowledge or experience is not required for attending. The fee is 330 euros. 

For more information and to register, visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/Summer_School_2015/summer_school_2015_info.html.

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