BBI International Fellow, Donna McNamara, writes about Ireland's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

03/23/18

Burton Blatt Institute International Fellow and Ph.D. Student at Dublin City University, Donna McNamara, has recently written about Ireland’s ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In March 2018, Ireland became the last country in Europe to ratify the Convention, but what does this really mean for disability rights in Ireland?

These issues are explored in the Cork Online Law Review, which considers how the Convention might influence police practices going forward, and in Women are Boring, wherein Donna looks at Ireland’s progress so far in the area of disability rights and questions the Governments’ commitment to the Convention.