BBI and Handong Institute for Peace and Reconciliation work together in launch of International Collaborative Research Project on the Improvement of Human Rights and Welfare of North Korean Persons with Disabilities

Sept. 10, 2014

BBI's Janet Lord & Harvard Law School Project on Disability researcher Allison DeFranco lead the American research team on the Launch of the International Collaborative Research Project. ​This research project will serve as the official foundation for research of human rights of North Korean persons with disabilities. The Institute for Peace and Reconciliation will serve as the principal investigator, with fellow legal, philosophical and social welfare scholars participating in the team. Research Fellows from the most authoritative institution dealing with the International Rights of Persons with Disabilities- Syracuse University Burton Blatt Institute of the U.S.A and a professor from the California State University will also participate in the research team. Furthermore, it is anticipated that this research project will be collaborated by interdisciplinary academic fields to provide comprehensive foundational research on the human rights of North Korean persons with disabilities.

Janet Lord is the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University's Senior Vice President on Human Rights and Inclusive Development. Allison DeFranco is a researcher at BBI partner, the Harvard Law School Project on Disability​.

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