Topic: The significance of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – and why It demands the creation of an Asian/Pacific disability rights tribunal

Presenter: Professor Michael Perlin

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the most important international human rights document ever drafted and ratified on behalf of persons with disabilities, especially mental disabilities. It has already had a major impact on the behavior of nations in Europe and South America, and even – though still not yet ratified there – in the United States. But it is likely to be of solely symbolic value in Asia and the Pacific unless and until a disability rights tribunal is created in that area, the only part of the world that has no such court or commission. This presentation will illustrate the need to create a Disability Rights Tribunal for Asia and the Pacific.

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