About the Disability Human Rights Program

The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has transformed how disability has been approached by international human rights law and has led to sweeping changes in how ability diversity is viewed and regulated in countries across Australisia.  CPICL fellows focus on advancing this new disability rights agenda with research and operationally focused outcomes, including:

  • Paul Harpur and Michael Ashley Stein, 'The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Global South' (2021) 47 YALE JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW - IN-PRESS.
  • Paul Harpur and Michael Ashley Stein, ‘Mainstreaming Disability in Development Programming: The Role of Disability Person Organizations and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities’ (Research for Development Impact (RDI) Conference  - Research for Development Impact Network (RDI Network) and The University of Queensland (UQ), 1-2 July 2021).
  • Paul Harpur, ‘China, the CRPD and best practices approach to disability in employment’ (Discrimination and the Law, Peking University – School of Transnational Law – Peking University, 15 December 2020).
  • Paul Harpur and Michael Ashley Stein, ‘THE RELEVANCE OF THE CRPD AND MARRAKESH TREATY TO THE GLOBAL SOUTH’ in Michael Ashley Stein & Jonathan Lazar (Eds.), accessible technology and the developing world (2021) Oxford University press.

This research is supported by a range of grants, both from Australia and overseas.  For example: Professor Michael Ashley Stein and Paul Harpur, ‘The Relevance of the CRPD to the Global South’ 2019 Discretionary Grant, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard College.

Participants

Associate Professor Paul Harper (pictured) and Michael Ashley Stein.