The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – How to Use it

June 18th - 23rd, 2012
Aras Moyola, NUI Galway

DSS 2012

Download Programme Details and Biographies (in Accessible Format): DSS Programme 2012
The 4th International Disability Summer School aimed 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 Faculty included senior academics, practitioners and policy makers from around the world most of whom have been directly and actively engaged in drafting and implementing the Convention.

This year we were particularly honoured to have our Summer School launched by the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins. President Higgins has great interest in disability issues and has been a tireless campaigner throughout his long political life for the rights and interests of persons with disabilities in Ireland and indeed throughout the world.

You can view more photographs on Flickr and watch videos from the Summer School on YouTube.