Reflections on the 4th International Disability Law Summer School

Last week, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG hosted its 4th international summer school on the topic of ‘The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: How to Use It’ (see here for programme). Podcasts of the various seminars given at the summer school will be uploaded to the CDLP website in the coming days for anyone who is interested, but at this point I wanted to provide some of my own personal reflections on the new ideas and theories presented at the summer school and how these might shape current trends in international and comparative disability law. I’ve chosen to focus on three seminars – led by Jerome Bickenbach on transformative values, Michael Bach on legal capacity and personhood and Theresia Degener on intersectionality, identity and discrimination  – but the full range of videos of the presentations can be viewed (here) for those interested. Continue reading “Reflections on the 4th International Disability Law Summer School”

Reflections on the 4th International Disability Law Summer School