Ron McCallum: Monitoring the UN Convention on The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities: The Constructive Dialogues of The CRPD Committee and the Simplified Reporting Mechanism & Canadian Book Launch: The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible (Mary Crock)
The event explores important international disability issues in two parts: a public lecture and book launch.
The event will start with a public lecture from Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, an accomplished scholar in labour law and disability law rights. He is the former dean of law at Sydney University, Australia. He was elected in 2010 as the first chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He will explore the application and implementation of international human rights protections owed to persons with disabilities including the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).
The event will also serve as the Canadian launch of The Legal Protection of Refugees with Disabilities: Forgotten and Invisible, recently published by Edward Elgar Publishing. The lead author, Mary Crock, is professor of public law at Sydney University Law School, a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, solicitor and accredited specialist in immigration law. Her expertise spans immigration, citizenship and refugee law, administrative and constitutional law, public international law, particularly human rights and international refugee law, and comparative law. She will introduce the book, which considers the intersection between one of the oldest international human rights treaties, the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, and the CRPD, one of the newest treaties. The book also asks how the CRPD is (or should be) changing the way that governments and aid agencies engage with and accommodate persons with disabilities in situations of displacement