The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - VOICE & CHOICE

June 17th - 22nd, 2013
Aras Moyola, NUI Galway

DSS 2013

Download Programme Details and Biographies (in Accessible Format): DSS Programme 2013

About the School

The purpose of this five and a half day International Disability Summer School was 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 was on Voice and Choice - connecting reform on legal capacity with reform on the right to community living.

The participants included persons with disabilities, their families, civil society groups of persons with disabilities as well as advocates for disability law reform, lawyers, policy makers, policy analysts and others.

The faculty included senior academics, practitioners, advocates and policy makers from around the world. Most of the speakers have been directly and actively engaged in drafting and implementing the Convention.  Others were advocates for change and reform.

You can view more photographs of the Summer School and of the SOROS Open Society Foundations on Flickr and watch videos from the Summer School on YouTube.