On Wednesday, July 9th the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the U.S. International Council on Disability (USICD), and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are hosting a free informative webinar, “Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Current Status Toward Ratification and Why It is Important” from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or CRPD is an international human rights treaty by the United Nations intended to protect the rights and dignity of persons with disabilities. Parties to the Convention are required to promote, protect, and ensure the full enjoyment of human rights by persons with disabilities and ensure they enjoy full equality under the law. In 2012, the U.S. Senate considered but rejected the Convention and last year the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held two hearings to reconsider the treaty. To register for this free webinar please visit www2.gotomeeting.com/register/313625018.
Read the latest from the Judy Heumann, State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, “From the Civil Rights Act to the Disability Treaty” from The Hill.
We are posting this for information purposes as a courtesy to our readers. We are not affiliated in any way with this event. Please contact the AAIDD directly at 202/387-1968 or at aaidd.org/about-aaidd/contact-us with any questions.