Summer School 2018
10th International Disability Law Summer School
Intersectionality in the areas of women, older persons and children with disabilities
18 -22 June 2018, ILAS, NUI Galway
The 10th 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 Dropbox. Photos of the event can be viewed and downloaded from our Flickr account.
Pictured are participants at the 10th International Disability Law Summer School in June 2018
About the School
The 10th International Disability Law Summer School, hosted by NUI Galway’s Centre for Disability Law and Policy, took place from the 18-22 June 2018 in Galway, Ireland. This was like 2016 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 2018 Summer School was Intersectionality. It focused on an Introduction to Intersectionality, Intersections of ableism, sexism and ageism and Non-Discrimination and Social Change. 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 220 delegates from 50 countries attended this year’s Summer School. Prof. Theresia Degener, Chairperson, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Professor of Law and Disability Studies, Protestant University of Applied Studies. Bochum, Germany delivered the keynote address on the opening day and Dr. Charles O’Mahony. Head of School of Law NUI Galway delivered the closing remarks on the final day.
The full programme can be downloaded here: DSS Programme 2018