Thursday 5th July, 2012
3:45pm to 5:15pm
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) came into force as international law in May, 2008 and has been ratified by 112 countries to date (12 April 2012). This workshop will explore the relevance of the UNCRPD to deaf people and Deaf Communities around the world. It will give an overview of the specific articles which are relevant to deaf people, the use of sign language and the importance of promoting identity development. The workshop will inspire participants to work towards the ratification of the UNCRPD by countries such as the USA which have not yet ratified it.
Track: International Issues
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