Our friends in New Zealand Centre for Human Rights Law, Policy and Practice have a public presentation and discussion by International Disability Rights Experts Professor Michael Perlin & Attorney Yoshikazu Ikehara coming up.
Professor Perlin and Attorney Ikehara have worked to ensure the human rights established in international law by the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) are meaningfully implemented at the national level, including through the establishment of Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific. “The CRPD”, they argue, “clearly establishes, through hard law, the international human and legal rights of persons with disabilities. In order for this Convention to be more than a mere paper victory, however, it must be enforced. Then, and only then, can we begin to be optimistic about the real-life impact of the CRPD on the rights of persons with disabilities in Asia and the Pacific.