Declan O’Dempsey to chair panel of experts at Annual Human Rights Conference


Declan O’Dempsey is chairing a panel of equality experts at the 17th Annual Human Rights Law Conference (2015) at Church House London. 

The 17th annual conference will examine a broad range of topical human rights issues, and key legal experts will interpret and discuss recent case law and legislative developments.

Declan will be delivering a presentation on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol where adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 13 December 2006.

Twenty-six Contracting States have ratified both the Convention and the Optional Protocol. A further seven Contracting States have ratified only the Convention. The United Kingdom ratified the Convention on 8 June 2009 and the Optional Protocol on 7 August 2009.  Declan will be surveying the developing themes in ECHR case law surrounding the UNCRPD and considering its use in the context of the Public Sector Equality Duty (s 149 Equality Act 2010), the EU Charter of Fundamental rights and in the UK case law.

Delegates will receive a comprehensive paper dealing with these areas.

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Date: Thursday 22 October 2015

Location: 9.30-17:00

Venue: Church House Conference Centre, Dean’s Yard, Westminster London SW1P 3NZ

Chair: declan O’Dempsey

CPD: 6.5