BBI Co-Facilitates Disability Human Rights Workshops on behalf of Mexico's National Human Rights Commission in Monterrey

October 25, 2013

On October 25, 2013, BBI Law and Policy Associate, Kelly Bunch, teamed up with the Harvard Law School Project on Disability (HPOD) and HPOD Research Associate, Allison deFranco, to develop and co-facilitate three workshops at the 3rd International Congress RENAPRED on behalf of Mexico’s Comisión nacional de los Derechos Humanos (National Commission on Human Rights) in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The workshops included topics on Understanding the Interrelatedness of Substantive Rights of People with Disabilities in the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities, The Impact of Harmful Myths and Stereotypes and the Importance of Language, and Understanding the Right to Health in Article 25 of the Convention. Over 100 people attended the workshops including health and rehabilitation professionals and students in the health professions, NGOs, and persons with disabilities.

For more information on this and other BBI international disability rights projects, contact:
Kelly Bunch kjbunch@law.syr.edu
Janet Lord: jelord02@law.syr.edu