Article 24, UNCRPD is this a Brown v Board of Education moment?, 22nd February 2014



Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway
in association with
Leuven Institute for Human Rights and Critical Studies (LIHRICS), KU Leuven



9:15-9:30                   Conference Delegates Registration


9:30-9:40                   Chair’s Welcome                      


9:40-10:20                 Article 24 UNCRPD – Background, history, negotiations, challenges.

Prof. Arlene Kanter, Syracuse University.

This speaker is sponsored by the Millennium Fund.


10:20-11:00                Inclusive Education “what is it”?

Prof. Michael Shevlin and Dr. Paula Flynn, Trinity College Dublin.


11:00-11:40                Obligations – Reasonable accommodation, support measures.
Dr. Gauthier de Beco, KU Leuven.


11:40-12:00                Questions and Answers


12:00-1:00                 LUNCH




1:00-1:20                   Overview of Inclusive Education in Europe

                                Mr. Luk Zelderloo, EASPD.


1:20-2:30                   Teachers and the UNCRPD

                                        Mr. Cóilín O’Coigligh, Primary School Principal.

                                        Mr. Richard Rieser, World of Inclusion.

                                       This speaker is sponsored by the Millennium Fund.


                                Questions and Answers


2:30–3:00                   COFFEE BREAK


3:00–4:30                   Strategic Litigation and the Right to Education

                                        Mr. James McNabb, Parent and Advocate.

Ms. Lycette Nelson, MDAC.


                                Questions and Answers



4:30–5:00                   Rapporteur – with emphasis on role of public interest law.  
Prof. Gerry Whyte, Trinity College Dublin.


5:00-5:15                   Close of Conference