Disability Rights Super Seminar and the DRD Network Meeting (Cancelled)

UPDATE: Due to the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19, the organisers have decided to cancel this event. Those who paid the registration fee will be refunded. For more information, please click here. Thank you for your understanding.

Disability Rights Defenders Network and the Law Firm Kumpuvuori Ltd are organising a ​Disability Rights Super Seminar ​and the​ Disability Rights Defenders Network Meeting in Åbo/Turku, Finland on 25th – 26th May 2020.

The Disability Rights Super Seminar will take place on Monday 25th May 2020 from 8.30 until 17.30 CET. The morning will be held in Finish and the afternoon (13:15 – 17:30) will be carried out in English, chaired by Mr. Paul Lappalainen, Swedish and American laywer.

The Disability Rights Defenders Network Meeting will take place on Tuesday 26th from 9.00 to 15.00 CET, in English.

DAY 1: Disability Rights Super Seminar, in English (Monday, 25 May 2020)


11.45 – 13.15 Lunch + mingle
13.15 – 13.30 The Difference between Having Rights and Realising Rights – Access to Justice

Introduction and moderation by ​Paul Lappalainen, Swedish and American laywer

13.30 – 15.00 Are international disability human rights a vehicle for social change?

Jamie Bolling​, Executive Director, Independent Living Institute, Sweden
Michael Stein​, Executive Director, Harvard Law School Project on Disability
Tuomas Tuure​, Abilis Foundation
Mrs.​ ​Anne Waldschidt​, Professor of Disability Studies, University of Cologne

15.00 – 15.20 Break, snacks
15.20 – 16.45 Why litigate disability rights?

Ola Linder​, Lawyer, Independent Living Institute, Sweden
Mr.​ ​Adolf Ratzka​, Pioneer of Disability Rights Movement, Sweden
Mr.​ ​Gerard Quinn​, Professor Emeritus in Law, University of Galway
Mr.​ ​Sid Wolinsky​ Founder, Disability Rights Advocates, Berkeley, California

16.45 – 17.30 Cocktail and mingle

DAY 2: Disability Rights Defenders Network Meeting, in English (Tuesday, 26 May 2020)

How to register?

Disability Rights Super Seminar:

248 € Early Bird Ticket, registration no later than 31st of January 2020
310 € Standard Ticket, Monday morning and afternoon
186 € English Session Ticket, Monday afternoon inc. lunch

Disability Rights Defenders Network Meeting

For free
Sponsored by Coloplast Ltd

For more information and to find out how to register, please click here.

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