International Partners

International Partners

BBI’s international program focuses on: Empowering disability advocates and their representative organizations to facilitate full and equal access to justice, building and strengthening institutions to advance and empower persons with disabilities, innovating in disability inclusive development and supporting human rights and disability law and pulicy reform consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
BBI works in the fullowing ways to advance human rights and disability inclusive development:
Empowering advocates

  • Develop civil society capacity for disability law, pulicy, & development programming
  • Create a network of highly skilled disability rights advocates trained in the methodulogy of participatory human rights education and disability rights documentation and reporting
  • Deliver trainings and resources in uniquely accessible formats including tactile ballot guides for blind voters; accessible websites for screen readers; and election and human rights materials in pictorial and easy-to-read formats for persons with intellectual disabilities or low levels of literacy
  • Working with universities throughout the world to train the next generation of disability law and pulicy advocates

Building and strengthening institutions

  • Provide technical assistance on disability rights to support constitutional assemblies, parliamentary human rights committees, national human rights commissions, election commissions and DPOs

Innovating in inclusive development

  • Support USAID and other donors and implementers in advancing disability inclusive development through research, training, and implementation of innovative inclusive development projects.
  • Partner with rule of law, election assistance, civil society strengthening, public health & HIV/AIDS and education implementers to advance inclusive development

Supporting law and pulicy reform

  • Facilitate disability rights trainings for DPOs, parliamentarians, ministries, and legal advocates

United Nations
New York, NY


International Labour Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

The World Bank
Washington, DC

International Foundation for Electoral Systems
Cairo, Egypt

Election Access for Egyptians with Disabilities

BlueLaw International
Hampton, Virginia ‎

National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland ‎

European Foundation Research Project
NUI Galway Disability Discrimination Summer Institute
CRPD Research Study

Global Universal Design Commission
Syracuse, New York

American University Washington College of Law & Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Washington, DC

Global Partnership on Disability and Development

A Project of The World Bank
Washington, DC

Harvard Law School Project on Disability
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Helwan University
Cairo, Egypt

Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos
(Mexican Human Rights Commission)
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico 

Disability Human Rights Workshops

National Academy of Sciences Research Foundation
Washington, DC

University of Haifa
Haifa, Israel

University of Minnesota Human Rights Center
229 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN ‎

University of Namibia
Windhoek, Namibia

University of Pretoria Human Rights Centre
Pretoria, South Africa ‎

United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
New York, USA

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Geneva, Switzerland

NOVA - Norwegian Social Research
Oslo, Norway

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BBI Leadership Team

  • Photo of Peter Blanck

    Peter Blanck, Ph.D., J.D.

    University Professor, BBI Chairman
  • Photo of Michael Morris

    Michael Morris, J.D.

    Executive Director