Universiteit Maastricht

Faculty of Law

Programme and Presentations

Equal Rights and Accessible Environments: The UN CRPD and EU Disability Law and Policy



PROGRAMME

Thursday 3rd April 2014:
The UN CRPD: A Progressive Human Rights Treaty

10:30 – 10:45
Coffee and welcome

10:45 – 11:00
Welcome by Professor Hildegard Schneider, Dean of the Faculty of Law,
Maastricht University
Opening remarks by Stelios Charitakis

Session 1
11:00 – 11:45

The UN CRPD as a paradigm shift: models of disability

Professor Mark Priestley, Professor of Disability Policy, Head of School, University of Leeds

Discussion

11:45 – 12:30
The typology of State obligations in international human rights law – link to the UN CRPD

Professor Fons Coomans, UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Peace, Maastricht University

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Discussion

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch


Session 2

14:00 – 14:45
Interpretation of Article 5 UN CRPD: equality and non-discrimination

Andrea Broderick, Marie Curie Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Maastricht University
(Presentation not available)

Discussion

14:45 – 15:30
Intersectionality and non-discrimination
Professor Aart Hendriks, Professor in Health Law at Leiden University/Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC)

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Discussion

15:30 – 16:00
Coffee Break


Session 3

16:00 – 16:45
Accessibility and discrimination – concentricity and consequence
Dr. Maria Ventegodt Liisberg, Head of the Disability Team, Equal treatment, Danish Institute of Human Rights

Discussion

16:45 – 17:30
Different types of reasonable? Critical reflections on reasonable accommodation and progressive realisation in the UN CRPD
Professor Anna Lawson, Professor of Law, School of Law and Centre for Disability Studies, University of Leeds

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Discussion



Friday 4th April 2004:
The challenge of Implementing the UN CRPD in the EU


Session 1

09:30 – 10:15
The UN CRPD as a mixed agreement
Dr. Delia Ferri, Research Associate at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Attorney (Avvocato), Verona

Discussion

10:15 – 11:00
Competition Law, services of general economic interest and disability
Professor Wouter Devroe, Law Professor KU Leuven, Professor of Competition Law, Maastricht University

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Discussion


Session 2

11:00 – 11:45
European Structural Funds and People with Disabilities: Achieving the Transition from Institutional Care to Community Living
Camilla Parker, Mental Health and Human Rights Consultant, Partner (Just Equality) and PhD Student, Cardiff Law School

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Discussion

11:45 – 12:30
EU public procurement and disability
Professor Roberto Caranta, Professor of Administrative Law, University of Torino

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Discussion

12:30 – 14:00
Lunch


Session 3

14:00 – 14:45
EU equality law and link to the UN CRPD
Professor Lisa Waddington, European Disability Forum Chair in European Disability Law

Discussion

14:45 – 15:30
The EU Accessibility Act
Stelios Charitakis, Marie Curie Research Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate, Maastricht University

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Discussion

15:30 – 15:45
Closing remarks by Andrea Broderick