Summer School 2017
9th International Disability Law Summer School
June 19th-23rd, 2017, ILAS, NUI Galway
The 9th International Disability Law Summer School is now over, but most of the sessions can be viewed on our YouTube channel. All documents from the Summer School, including a transcript, can be found on OneDrive. Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded from our Flickr account.
Pictured are participants at the 9th International Disability Law Summer School in June 2017
About the School
The 9th International Disability Law Summer School, hosted by NUI Galway’s Centre for Disability Law and Policy, took place from the 19-23 June 2017 in Galway, Ireland. This was the biggest disability law Summer School in the world, with a focus on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The theme for the 2017 Summer School was psychosocial disability. It focused on facilitating access to justice, recognition of legal capacity, the right to liberty and community living. The aim of the 5 day Summer School was to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to help them translate the generalities of the UN Convention into tangible reform for persons with disabilities.
Over 180 delegates from 50 countries attended this year’s Summer School. Dainius Puras, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health delivered the keynote address on the opening day and Catalina Devandas, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, delivered the keynote address on the final day.
The full programme can be downloaded here: DSS Programme 2017
- An Introduction to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)
- Legal Capacity & Supported Decision-Making
- The Right to Community Living
- Service Users Perspectives on the CRPD
- Mental Health Laws & Psychosocial Disability
- Mad Studies
- Regional Protection of Human Rights & Tensions with the CRPD
- Children, Psychosocial Disability & Human Rights
- Intersectionality & Psychosocial Disability
- Criminal Justice & Psychosocial Disability