Janet Lord to speak at SU: Human Rights Law Making Unplugged - Reflections on the Drafting of the UN Disability Treaty

November 4, 2014

Janet Lord

Janet Lord, Senior Vice President for Human Rights and Inclusive Development, SU’s Burton Blatt Institute and Senior Researcher, Harvard Law School Project on Disability

Janet Lord will speak from her experience in human rights treaty negotiations to explore the influence of NGOs in human rights law making, reflecting on her experience throughout the drafting of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and participation in other treaty processes. In particular, she will apply insights from both international relations and international legal theory to explore who exercises power in international standard setting, how such power is sustained and how normative structures can work to support (or constrain) dialogue among engaged actors.

Janet Lord is an international human rights lawyer, she specializes in international disability law and policy and inclusive development for marginalized groups and provides technical assistance to governments and NGOs.

If you require accommodations for this event, please contact SU Disability Services odssched@syr.edu by 10/30/2014

The event will take place Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 at 12:30PM in 341 Eggers Hall. Communication Access Real-Time Translation (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided, courtesy of the SU Office of Disability Services. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsors: Moynihan Insitute of Global Affairs & Transnational NGO Initiative


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