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“Disability Research in Action – Disability Research and Disabled Realities” is a one-day conference of presentations and posters by current PhD and Masters students at the University of Leeds. Emeritus Professor, Dr. Colin Barnes will open the Conference. Thursday 21 May 21, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Space is limited so please register here in…
As part of the EU Horizon 2020 funding programme there is an opportunity for postdoctoral researchers of any nationality (at any stage in their career) to apply for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship to conduct research at a host institution in another country. These competitive fellowship opportunities are 100% funded and include living and mobility…
Updated information is available on EU Member States’ reporting to the UN CRPD Committee. With all but three of the 28 (and the EU) having now ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) there is a rapid increase in the published information about national policy developments. Of the 25 Member States due to submit their initial state reports…
The ANED DOTCOM database was updated to reflect policy developments reported in 2014. The database contains information about national laws, policies, strategies and initiatives in 34 EU Member States, Candidate and Associated countries, covering 43 selected policy instruments, organised in eight themes (more than 1,500 records). By selecting combinations of countries and instruments (or themes) you can produce different types of…
Today’s third student-led Disability and Human Rights Conference has been organised by Thomas Mtonga and Abraham Mateta, two Open Society Disability Rights Fellows studying for an LLM in the University of Leeds Law School. Other students participating in the conference include Open Society Disability Rights Fellows studying in Cardiff and Galway.
Disability Equality and Human Rights in the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Policing and Prosecuting (13 February 2014) Organised and supported by the Centre for Disability Studies (CDS), the School of Law’s Centre for Criminal Justice Studies (CCJS) and Law & Social Justice Research Group (L&SJ), and Care-Connect. This one-day conference aims to facilitate collaboration…
The Right to Health: Global Challenges and Opportunities 6pm on Wednesday 11 February 2015 in the Moot Court Room, Liberty Building by Professor Dainius Puras, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right of Everyone to the Enjoyment of the Highest Attainable Standard of Physical and mental Health http://www.law.leeds.ac.uk/events/2015/the-right-to-health In this talk, Professor Puras will…
Professor Anna Lawson (School of Law) was elected as the new Director of the Centre for Disability Studies, for an initial three year term of office, and Dr Angharad Beckett (School of Sociology and Social Policy) as the new Deputy Director.
We’re currently advertising an opportunity for an exceptional post-doctoral researcher to work with us in developing our longer term capacity and leadership for future research projects, with the potential for progression to a permanent academic position as Associate Professor.  This is part of a wider University of Leeds investment in 250 new academic fellowships. More…
Professor Anna Lawson has been appointed as a member of the Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has a statutory mandate to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights, has appointed seven new members to its Disability Committee, including Anna Lawson, a professor…