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Professor Kim Samuel speaks about her work at HPOD

Social inclusion and the human right to belong

On Tuesday February 12th, Professor Kim Samuel from McGill University’s Institute for Study of International Development discussed her work on social inclusion and the right to belong, during a lunchtime talk at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. In his introduction of Samuel, Professor William Alford touched on her commitment to i…

Social Inclusion and the Human Right of Belonging

A lunchtime talk by Professor Kim Samuel

  JOIN HPOD FOR A LUNCHTIME TALK Social Inclusion and the Human Right of Belonging Professor Kim Samuel Professor of Practice at Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University Tuesday, February 12, 2019 12 P.M. Morgan Courtroom Austin Hall, 3rd Floor Harvard Law School   Boxed lunch will be served. &n…

Disability and Citizenship: Global and Local Perspectives

Professor Michael Stein at Radcliffe Conference on Disability

This conference will explore the ways in which contemporary notions of disability are linked to concepts of citizenship and belonging. Leaders in advocacy, education, medicine, and politics will consider how ideas of community at the local, national, and international levels affect the understanding of and policies related to disability—and h…

Disability Law and Perceptions of Fakery: The Need to Restore Public Trust in Rights

A blog post by Doron Dorfman

Doron Dorfman is the Gerald J. Lieberman Fellow | Lecturer, Handa Center for Human Rights and International Justice, Stanford University; JSD Candidate, Stanford Law School We all frequently encounter disability rights and accommodations created by progressive legislation intended to allow Americans with disabilities to take an active part in…

2018 Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference: Beyond Disadvantage: Disability, Law, and Bioethics

June 1, 2018 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wasserstein Hall, Milstein East ABC (2036) Harvard Law School, 1585 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

"Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment." Justice William J. Brennan, Jr., School Bd. of Nassau, Fl. v. Arline, 480 U.S. 273 (1987). The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, a…

From Glory to Degradation: Disability from the Civil War to the Age of Eugenics

Lunchtime Talk with Ari Ne'eman

Please join us for the Lunchtime Talk with Ari Ne'eman Co-founder, Autistic Self-Advocacy Network Questions? Light fare will be served.

Human Rights. Yes!

Human Rights. Yes! is a human rights training manual developed for people with disabilities and their representative organizations.

This publication explains the meaning of the rights enshrined in the Convention, provides guidance on self-advocacy tactics, and how to take a human rights approach to disability rights whether at the community or national level. It is an important resource for all individuals or organizations wanting to incorporate a human rights approach to disab…

We Have Human Rights

Our handbook "We Have Human Rights" is an easy to read explanation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Learn what a Convention is, why it is important, understand your human rights, and how to be a self-advocate.

This publication is designed for people with intellectual disabilities, their families, friends, and organizations. It is also useful for children with disabilities, and for any one wanting a straightforward explanation of what the CRPD is and what it says about the human rights of people with disabilities.

HLS Library Book Talk: Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology

Harvard Law School Library discussion panel on the book, Disability, Human Rights, and Information Technology (Jonathan Lazar & Michael Ashley Stein eds., Univ. Pa. Press, June 26, 2017). Michael Ashley Stein is Visiting Professor of Law and Executive Director of the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. Jonathan Lazar is Professor of Compu…

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