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Being Human: Human rights lecture series

Section: People and Networks Date of event: 09/12/2021 at 10am - 12noon
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Rosemary Kayess will deliver the first lecture in the series with a focus on human rights and disability.

The ‘Being Human’ series will explore the importance of embedding human rights into health and social care policy and practice and will highlight the stigma, discrimination and inequality faced by disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers in Scotland.

“No human has the complete repertoire of abilities. We are all relatively limited in some way at some time.” Rosemary Kayess

The first lecture is with Rosemary Kayess, Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and will be chaired by Lucy Mulvagh, Scottish Human Rights Commission.

Rosemary has devoted her career to disability policy and reform, having advised on issues such as housing, education, guardianship and employment. She is a human rights lawyer, the Director of Engagement at the Disability Innovation Institute UNSW, and also teaches in the UNSW Faculty of Law. In 2019 she became the  Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

To register for this online event email event@alliance-scotland.org.uk 

This event is in partnership with the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) (this link will take you away from our website) who are an intermediatory organisation and human rights defender working for a fair society for people with learning disabilities in Scotland. At the event members of SCLDs Human Rights Town App Development Group will present questions to Rosemary Kayess and will tell participants about the new Human Rights Town App (this link will take you away from our website).

The Health and Social Care Academy (the Academy)  drives positive, transformational change in Scotland’s health and social care, through the voice of disabled people, people living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers.

Event details

Location:Online
Date:09/12/2021
Time:10am - 12noon

For more details contact

Email address:event@alliance-scotland.org.uk
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