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The human rights of persons with disabilities - extending freedom to all

The human rights of people with disabilities are joining the mainstream of international human rights law and policy. What kind of comparator is there to assess whether discrimination is occurring? A panel of experts debate the issues in a public event at LSE on Thursday 9 March.

Speaking are:

  • Anna Lawson, a lecturer in disability studies at the University of Leeds. 
  • Dr Richard Light, who has been a disability and human rights advocate for over a decade.
  • Professor Helen Meenan, Jean Monnet Chair in European Law at Kingston University. 
  • Nick O'Brien, legal director of the Disability Rights Commission.

Dr Jenny Kuper, LSE, will chair this event.

The Human Rights of Persons With Disabilities: extending freedom to all is on Thursday 9 March 2006 at 6.30pm in the Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. 

If you have any particular access requirements, please contact Joy Whyte (email j.m.whyte@lse.ac.uk|) in advance of the event so that we can ensure that your needs are met in the most appropriate way.

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To request a press ticket, please contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

2 March 2006

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