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

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

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

 


Morning 

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

 

Afternoon

 

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