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Conference on Disability Equality and Human Rights in the Criminal Justice System: Implications for Policing and Prosecuting


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...

UN Special Rapporteur speaks in Leeds on the right to health


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 In this talk, Professor Puras will...

New academic fellowship in disability law


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 appointed to the EHRC


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...

Dr Andrea Hollomotz wins research leaders award


Dr Andrea Hollomotz, has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council for her research leadership in disability, sexuality and offending. The prestigious ESRC Future Research Leaders award aims to support outstanding early career researchers to carry our significant new research. The three-year grant will allow Dr Hollomotz to lead an investigation of the success...

New academic post available


The School of Law wish to recruit a new academic Lecturer in Disability Law from September. The successful applicant will have strong research and teaching profiles, with the capacity to produce research of internationally excellent quality in disability law and/or mental health law. They will also teach in one or more areas of the core LLB curriculum (which...

Leeds graduate becomes Washington Fellow


Leeds MA graduate Edmore Masendeke has been named as a 2014 Washington Fellow, the flagship exchange program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).

Paid internship in Leeds


Care Connect, the Social Care Innovation Hub at the Unviersity of Leeds, together with Inclusion North has announced a paid internship opportunity on 'The rhetoric to reality of choice making for People with learning disabilities in Leeds'. Inclusion North want to develop an initial piece of research that shows the reality of choice and control...

Combatting young disabled people’s worklessness


As part of the Leverhulme-funded international network on Combatting Young Disabled People’s Worklessness, led by Professor Alan Roulstone, a US symposium was hosted by Cornell University's Employment and Disability Institute. Alongside Cornell staff, the event was joined by colleagues from across North America including Curtis Richards, former assistant secretary of state for disability issues in the Clinton administration....

Access to justice for disabled children


Findings from the research project on Access to Justice, involving Professor Anna Lawson and Dr Andrea Hollomotz, show that disabled children continue to experience inhumane, abusive and oppressive treatment all across Europe. In a new article, research partner the Mental Disability Advocacy Centre in Budapest welcomes introduction of a UN Resolution affirming the right to access justice...