Place: Gotlandsgatan 44, Skanstull, Stockholm.
Gerard Quinn: The CRPD and EU-law in principle: their relevance to Swedish law in practice
Sid Wolinsky: The challenges of implementing change in the US through the courts
Pat Kirkpatrick: Fundraising at Disability Right Advocates
Place: Sensus, floor 9, Klara Södra Kyrkogata 1, Stockholm
Enforcing disability law - The role of civil society
Place: Ersta Sköndals högskola, Stigbergsgatan 30, Stockholm
Updates about program and other details on https://lagensomverktyg.se/2016/referat-fran-konferens-och-seminarier-24-25-november/
Professor of Law and Director of the Centre on International Disability Law & Policy at the Law School of the National University of Ireland, Galway - one of the first of its kind with a dedicated masters (LLM) and PhD program in international disability law. Professor Quinn, considered to be one of the architects of CRPD, serves currently on the scientific committee (advisory board) of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency (EU FRA, Vienna). He has worked for the European Commission (EU) on equality policy and also rose to be First Vice President of the Council of Europe’s Social Rights Committee (a treaty monitoring body on economic and social rights in Europe). He has directed large studies for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and led the delegation of Rehabilitation International during the drafting of the CRPD.
Supervising Attorney of Disability Rights Advocates, Berkeley, California. He is a national and international expert specializing in the rights of people with disabilities, particularly through class actions and high-impact litigation. Since the 1970s he has founded or co-founded the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, Public Advocates, the Disability Rights Clinical Legal Education Program and Disability Rights Advocates in Oakland, Hungary and New York. In recent years, he has focused on legal issues involving students with learning disabilities and health care rights of disabled people.
Pat Kirkpatrick: who has worked as a fundraiser at Disability Rights Advocates speaks in Sweden about fundraising and ways that Swedish disability rights organizations could raise money for sustainable legal action.