Welcome to HPOD!

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) works to promote the human rights of people with disabilities worldwide.

We empower all people to use the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) to develop fully equitable societies.

HPOD supports the development of disability civil society, informs innovative legislative and policy development, provides legal advice and human rights training to persons with disabilities, their representative organizations, non-governmental organizations, National Human Rights Institutions, and governments. We enable inclusive development practices.

As a global disability law and policy center, HPOD undertakes and encourages teaching and ground-breaking scholarship on disability rights.


News and Events

Canaries in the Coal Mine: People with Disabilities and Non-Invasive Prenatal Diagnosis

2/22/16

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HPOD Open House with Keynote by Ambassador Luis Gallegos

9/17/15

The Harvard Law School Project on Disability presents
The Annual HPOD Open House

With Special Guest Speaker, Ambassador Luis Gallegos
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HPOD Open House with Keynote by Justice Albie Sachs

10/17/13

HPOD’s Annual Open House will feature a keynote by Albie Sachs, formerly of the Constitutional Court of South Africa, and opening remarks by Dean Martha Minow. Light refreshments will be served afterwards.

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HPOD wins CRPD Voting Rights Victory

9/27/13

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities issued a landmark decision on the voting rights of persons with intellectual disabilities.

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