Save the date: Online seminars on the UNCRPD

The Scottish Human Rights Commission and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are holding a series of free online seminars about how the UN Disability Convention relates to what disabled people have told the Commission’s are the main barriers remaining to allow disabled people in Scotland to enjoy the full range of rights to which they are entitled. The first of these took place in December and you can watch or listen to a recording of the seminar.


The next seminar will take place on Monday 16 January and will discuss ‘Getting Justice’. The guest speaker will be from the Legal Services Agency and the seminar will cover some of the evidence disabled people have already told the Commission’s about access to justice – such as concerns from learning disabled people about using and accessing the court system, fears about reporting harassment and alternatives to court action – then the seminar will outline what the Convention says about access to justice and about how the Convention could be used in Scotland. During the discussion you can ask questions, suggest action that needs to be taken and share your own experiences.

Each seminar will only last an hour and will be between 12pm and 1pm. You can be part of the live online seminars on your own or you may want to see if any of your colleagues or friends want to get involved and join as a small group. To take part you will need access to an internet connection. If this is not possible for you, please contact us and we will do our best to help find access to a shared facility. The seminar will be transcribed live by a Palantypist on the same website showing the seminar.

No prior registration is required but you need to check that your computer has functioning video and audio capability.You can join the seminar by following the link on the website of the Scottish Human Rights Commission:

Please let us know if you plan to join in so that we can provide any information you need in an accessible format. You can do this be emailing or telephoning 0131 240 2985

  • 16 January 2012, 12 – 1pm: Getting Justice
  • 13 February 2012. 12 – 1pm: Independent Living
  • 12 March 2012, 12- 1pm: Children and Young People

The seminar series will have the Twitter hashtag #crpdseminar


Source: Scottish Human Rights commision web

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