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!
Podcast Ep5: Keely Cat-Wells on disability in movies, entertainment and across popular culture.
June 19, 2023
As a talent agent, Keely Cat-Wells advocates for more presence of people with disabilities on screens and for expanding their roles beyond representing disability.
CoSP16: Closing remarks by Gerard Quinn, UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities.
June 15, 2023
Our challenge is to find ways of eliminating the distorting variables that don’t allow the voice of people with disabilities to be heard. I wish to thank the Bureau for the invitation to participate in the closing of the 16th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons […]
CoSP 16: Opening remarks by the UN Special Rapporteur, Prof. Gerard Quinn
June 14, 2023
We are at a key inflection point of the Artificial Intelligence revolution, which will have massive implications for persons with disabilities.
Transforming services and care for persons with disabilities.
June 12, 2023
Social services--for persons with or without disabilities--should no longer be limited to provide for a floor of social provision, but should also enable pathways to active citizenship. New values, new treaties, new legal instruments are all well and good, but they have to be accompanied and made real by changes in underlying practices and institutional […]