'Human Rights for People with Disabilities' - A forum to consider the implications of the UN Convention

Event date: 
13 March 2007

In December 2006, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the landmark Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Convention that is now available for States to sign has not yet been ratified by the Government of Australia. Human rights law expert Rosemary Kayess will talk about the Convention and opportunities now open to Australia.

Guest speaker will be Rosemary Kayess

Rosemary Kayess was a member of the Australian Government delegation to the General Assembly ad hoc committee on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York. Rosemary lectures in international human rights law at the University of New South Wales, chairs the NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre management committee and is President of the Disability Studies and Research Institute.

Venue:
Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre,
Building 210, Curtin University, Bentley
(Free parking in carpark 3)
Date:
Tuesday 13 March 2007
Time:
6.30pm for refreshments
7.00pm - 8.30pm forum

Admission is free. All welcome.

Please RSVP attendance and any access requirements to telephone 9266 3484 or email: [email protected]