5th International Disability Law Summer School,17-22 June 2013
Programme

Monday 17th June – Context.

Chair: Caroline Casey, Kanchi.


9.00 – 9.10  Introduction
Prof. Gerard Quinn, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway


9.10 – 9.15  Welcome.
Professor Ciaran O’Neill, Dean of the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, NUI Galway.


9.15 – 9.45  Opening Address:
Minister Kathleen Lynch, T.D., Minister of State for Older people, People with Disabilities, Mental Health & Equality.
Minister launches CDLP book ‘Active Citizenship & Disability – Implementing the Personalization of Support,’ by Andrew Power, Janet Lord & Alison deFranco,’ (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

9.45 – 10.15 Keynote Address: Activism and the Academy
Rannveig Traustadottir, Professor and Director, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

10.15 – 10.35 Response: Joanne O’Riordan, Irish advocate.

10.35 – 11.00  Questions and Answers

11.00- 11.15  Tea & Coffee Break

11.15 – 12.00   Equality of Opportunity, Capabilities and the CRPD
Professor Jerome Bickenbach, Swiss Paraplegic Institute & University of Lucerne, Switzerland.

 
12.00 – 12.40  This is about You: ‘Nothing About Us Without Us.’ 
How civil society crafted the convention and its future role in implementation/monitoring (Articles 4.3 & 33.3)
Steven Estey, Canada, DPI Delegation to UN Ad Hoc Committee.

12.40 – 1.00  Questions and Answers 

1.00 – 2.00   Lunch in Friars Restaurant

2.00 – 3.00 Taking the Treaty Seriously as a Legal Instrument – How to Use it.  Interpretative Tools & Policing Reservations.
Professor Dennis Driscoll (CDLP), former Legal Advisor to the Department of Foreign Affairs (Dublin).

3.00 – 3.15   Tea & coffee break

3.15 – 4.30 Using Treaty tools to handle the CRPD – Resolving Vagueness, Conflicts and Gaps
Janet Lord, Harvard Law School Project on Disability; BlueLaw International; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and Professor Rosemary Kayess, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

4.30 - 5.00  Introduction to the Moot Problem
Summer School Faculty

Tuesday 18th June – State Obligations – Core Obligations & Voice.


Chair: Shivaun Quinlivan, CDLP and Lecturer of Law, School of Law, NUI Galway.

9.30 – 11.00 Obligations (1): What Obligations to Reform do States have under the Convention? General Obligations of States Parties to Reform.
Janet Lord, Harvard Law School Project on Disability; BlueLaw International; University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law


11.00 - 11.20  Tea & Coffee Break.


11.20 – 1.00 Obligations (2): Slippery Obligations - What is ‘Progressive Achievement’ for Social Rights– how do we know when States have made sufficient progress: Legal Capacity.
Professor Rosemary Kayess, University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia).

1.00 – 2.00   Lunch in Friars Restaurant.

2.00 – 3.30  Key Rights – Voice & Personhood - The Right to Make Your own Decisions & have them Respected by others (Article 12 & Legal Capacity).
Gabor Gambos, Adjunct Professor at NALSAR Law University, India and at NUI Galway.


3.30 - 3.45 Tea and Coffee


3.45 – 4.05 Case Study: the limits of the Functional Approach in the English Mental Capacity Act, 2005
Dr. Lucy Series, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, Galway

 
4.05 – 4.25  Case Study: The Irish Legal capacity reform process
Dr. Eiliónoír Flynn, Senior Researcher, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, Galway/ Anna Arstein Kerslake, Early Stage Researcher, Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets, Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway.

4.25 – 4.55  Case Study: Strategic Litigation on the Right to Vote in Japan
Yoshikazu Ikehara Esq., Tokyo Advocacy Law Office  


Wednesday 19th June – Part 1: VOICE, continued.
Chair: Charles O’Mahony, CDLP and School of Law, NUI Galway


9.30 – 10.00 Case Study: Legal Capacity in Serbia
Dragana Ciric Milovanovic , Disability Rights International


10.00 – 10.30  Case Study: Legal Capacity in Australia
Professor Lee-Ann Basser, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. 

 
10.30 – 11.00  Case Study: Legal Capacity in Kenya
Elizabeth Kamundia, Open Societies Foundations Scholar


11.00 – 11.20  Tea & Coffee break.

11.20 – 1.00  Roundtable on Implementing the Right to Legal Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities
Chaired by: Justice John MacMenamin, Supreme Court Justice
Members: Professor Lee-Anne Basser, Elizabeth Kamundia, Dragana Ciric Milovanovic, Dr. Lucy Series and Dr. Eiliónoír Flynn.


1.00 – 2.00   Lunch in Friars Restaurant
Wednesday 19th June – Part 2: CHOICE

2.00 – 3.00  Independence: Getting your Own Life: The Right to Live Independently and be Included in the Community (Article 19).
Camilla Parker, Just Equality, London.

3.00 – 4.00 Case Study: The role of the US Department of Justice in enforcing the right to community living in the United States:
Eve Hill, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, US Department of Justice.

4.00 – 4.30 Case Study: the Challenges of De - Institutionalization across Europe.
Ines Bulic, European Network on Independent Living

4.30 – 5.00 Case study: Obstacles and Lessons learnt – Nordic Countries.
Rannveig Traustadottir, Professor and Director, Centre for Disability Studies, University of Iceland, Reykjavik

Thursday 20th June – Implementation & Monitoring.
Chair: Mary Keogh, CDLP.
9.30 – 11.00 Monitoring the UN Disability Convention at the international level - How to Interact effectively with the CRPD Monitoring processes (Articles 34-39).
Victoria Lee, Human Rights Officer , International Disability Alliance
11.00 – 11.15  Tea & Coffee Break
 
11.15 – 12.00 Changing the Domestic Architecture for Change:  Art 33 UN CRPD and the requirement for a national ‘focal point,’ ‘coordinating mechanism’ and national independent ‘framework for monitoring.’
Prof Gauthier De Beco, University of Leuven, Belgium.

12.00 – 12.30 Response: Article 33 - Innovation from around the world. Magdolna Birtha, Early Stage Researcher, Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets, Centre for Disability Law & Policy, NUI Galway and Meredith Raley, Ph.D. Candidate, Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway.

12.30 – 1.00  Exercise on Article 33

1.00 – 2.00  Lunch in Friars Restaurant

2.00 – 3.00 Kick starting the Process of Change: Leveraging Development Aid to Enhance the Process of change. International Cooperation – Towards inclusive development aid (Article 32)
Prof. Nora Ellen Groce, Director, Leonard Cheshire Disability & Inclusive Development Centre, Division of Epidemiology and Public Health University College London

3.00 – 3.45 Response: Janet Lord, Mary Keogh, and Recipients of Irish Aid from the Congo and Vietnam.(Kindly funded by Irish Aid, the Department of Foreign Affairs.)
3.45 – 4.00  Tea & Coffee break


4.00 – 5.00 European Perspectives: Exploitation, Violence and Abuse and Inhuman, Degrading Treatment and Torture
Charles O’Mahony, CDLP and Lecturer in Public Law, School of Law, NUI Galway.
5.30 – 6.30  Research focused meeting: DREAM Early Stage Researchers and PhD Student meeting 
CDLP boardroom

7.30   BBQ and Ceili (Irish Music)

Friday 21st June – Using the Convention to Drive Change at the Grass Roots. 

9.30 – 10.30 Realizing the CRPD at domestic level – critical success factors for National Disability Strategies
Dr. Eiliónoír Flynn, Senior Researcher, CDLP, Galway


10.30 – 11.00  Case Study: The Evolution of the Australian National Disability Strategy. 
Professor Lee-Ann Basser, LaTrobe University, Melbourne, Australia. 


11.00 – 11.20   Tea & Coffee Break.

11.20 – 12.30  Measuring Success:  Towards Human Indicators on the     CRPD. (Article 31)
Professor Jerome Bickenbach, University of Lucerne, Switzerland

12.30 – 1.00  Case Study: Using Indicators to monitor the CRPD in Europe
Martha Stickings. Fundamental Rights Agency.
 
1.00 – 2.00  Lunch in Friars Restaurant in Friars Restaurant

2.00 - 3.30  Team Preparation for Moot Court with Faculty Members

3.30 – 3.45  Tea & Coffee Break

3.45 - 5.00pm  Team Rehearsals: Arguments for Moot Court

 
Saturday 22nd June – Moot Court Day
   
Chair: Martin Naughton, co-chair European Network for Independent Living (ENIL).

9.30 – 11.00 Moot Court Competition – oral arguments of the Teams Before UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Chair of Mock UN Committee: Martin Naughton,

11.00 – 11.20  Tea & Coffee Break

11.20 – 12.00  Moot Court Judgment

12.00 - 12.30 Presentation of Certificates for attendance at Summer School to participants by Attorney General of Ireland, Máire Whelan, SC.

Certificate for best Moot team.

Certificate for best overall advocate.

Certificate for best rebuttal.

Close of Summer School