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"Engaging with the CRPD committee" DAREresearch, NUI Galway

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Disability Advocacy Research in Europe (DARE) Training Event 4

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This webinar is being organised to help DPOs, NGOs and disability researchers to understand how to engage with the CRPD Committee in a variety of ways – through the dialogue with States, the Committee sessions, the individual complaints process under the Optional Protocol, etc. Speakers will include current and former members of the UN Committee, lawyers and activists who have taken case before the CRPD Committee and participated in the dialogue between the Committee and States Parties.

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• Prof Jonas Ruskus, Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania and Vice-chair of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the United Nations

• Prof Theresia Degener, former Chair UN CRPD Committee

• Dr. Janos Fiala-Butora, Lecturer in International Disability Law, NUI Galway and Human Rights Lawyer.

• Hege Orefellen, PhD candidate CDLP, NUI Galway.

This discussion will be chaired by Professor Eilionóir Flynn, Director of Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP), NUI Galway

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