Reminder: Free online seminars on UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) are hosting a series of four free online seminars. The aim of these seminars is to relate the Disability Convention to what people with disabilities in Scotland have said are the key issues that they face. To date three seminars have taken place; “Rights in a Recession”, “Getting Justice” and the third one on “ Independent Living”.

The third one on ‘Independent Living’ was presented by Independent Living Scotland and the SHRC. This seminar focussed on what the Convention says about Independent Living. It then moved on to give an overview of Independent Living Scotland and it’s history. Finally, it looked at Independent Living and human rights and how to make these rights a reality.

Recording of the seminar of 13th February 2012 about Independent Living, with Pam Duncan from the Independent Living in Scotland Project

The last seminar in the series is on the 12th March 2012, focusing ‘Children and Young people’ and will be streamed live between 12-1.00pm GMT. lt will also be available online after the seminar finishes.

All these seminars are still available online for free along with the presentation slides used in the seminars.


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