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Covid-19 and the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

The global pandemic is exacerbating discrimination against, and challenges faced by, persons with physical and mental disabilities. Some may face increased risk of becoming infected or seriously-ill with COVID-19, including in institutions, and others may face obstacles in accessing healthcare and other necessary services and supplies. How can advocates promote a disability rights-based response to the pandemic, including one that centers persons with disabilities in decision-making on prevention and containment measures? Join us for a talk with Catalina Devandas Aguilar (UN Special Rapporteur on Rights of Persons with Disabilities), Mohamed Farah (Somali Disability Empowerment Network), Ben Gauntlett (Disability Rights Commissioner, Australia), and Amanda McRae (Women Enabled International); moderated by Elizabeth Emens (Columbia).

Thursday, May 7 | 12:10-1:10 PM | Live via Zoom at columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/155632333 (password: 200022)

About the series:

COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic
This bi-weekly series, hosted via Zoom every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:10 - 1:10 PM, will bring together scholars and practitioners to discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus across the world, and in all domains of our lives, from physical and mental health, to job security, housing and family life. 

Co-sponsored by:
The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE) at Northeastern University School of Law 
The Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University
Duke Law Environmental Law and Policy Clinic

The International Human Rights Clinic at University of Chicago Law School
Opinio Juris, UCLA's Promise Institute for Human Rights
The Human Rights Center at University of Minnesota Law School

Dial-In Information

Live via Zoom at columbiauniversity.zoom.us/j/155632333 (password: 200022)

Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 12:10pm to 1:10pm

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