UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities entered into force on 3rd of May 2008, as the first UN human rights convention in the new millennium. The Center for Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities (VIKE) organized this seminar. The seminar focused on the added value of this Convention to the fight against discrimination of 650 million persons with disabilities. 200 people participated in the seminar from all over the world.
The keynote speaker was Professor Michael Stein, the Executive Director of the Harvard Project on Disability (
Our research team also contributed this seminar to a great extent: Edson came all the way from
We met many interesting people to continue our discussion even outside of the seminar room! We are excited to continue our discussion for the implementation of the Convention in our world. Our warm thanks to the organiser of this seminar.