Georgia is making great strides to include persons with disabilities.
September 15, 2023
Georgia is advancing the rights of persons with disabilities by moving away from the medical model to a social model based on human rights and inclusion. This is a profound cultural shift and deserves support.
Observations on WHO and OHCHR's Draft Guidance on Mental Health, Human Rights and Legislation.
September 7, 2023
Comments by Gerard Quinn on the draft document prepared by WHO and the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), in October 2022.
The transformative role of persons with disabilities in peacebuilding processes.
August 31, 2023
Peacebuilding is a unique moment in time when historic injustice can be confronted as such and when new beginnings can be established. This report highlights the agency of persons with disabilities in rebuilding broken societies in the post-conflict context.
Ensuring that the Hague Convention protects the autonomy of adults.
August 8, 2023
Reflections on the European Commission’s proposed Regulation and Council Decision governing the Hague Convention on the Protection of Adults. The European Commission in May 2023 proposed a Regulation on ‘jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforceability of measures and cooperation in matters relating to the protection of adults’. The goal of the Commission’s proposal is to […]
Monthly Newsletter of the UN Special Rapporteur on Disability- August 2023
July 4, 2023
Highlights of Gerard's work and upcoming events. If you are not on the mailing list and would like to receive his montlhy newsletters via email, please contact us!
Joint statement by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Gerard Quinn, and the Independent Expert on the enjoyment of all human rights by older persons, Claudia Mahler
June 21, 2023
Toward Greater Coherence of International Law: Reflections on the Hague Convention (2000) on the International Protection of Adults.