Disability Discrimination Legislation Conference.
Jersey is working towards introducing Disability Discrimination Legislation that will see the rights of people with a disability protected through local law and policy. To inform discussions around this important legislation Enable Jersey has invited esteemed academic Professor Anna Lawson to the Island.
The discussion will cover:
Enabling power of the law; why is disability discrimination law important to people with a disability?
Law in action; what is it likely to mean for employers, businesses and the wider community?
How effective is the law in other jurisdictions, and how can we ensure we get it right for people with disabilities in Jersey?
Senator Routier will open the event with an overview of the work being done by the States of Jersey in the lead up to the introduction of the legislation.
Question and answer session will follow presentation.
About Anna Lawson
Anna is Professor of Law and Director of Centre for Disability Studies at the University of Leeds. She is recognised internationally as a leading academic in the field of disability, equality and human rights. She has played lead roles in a range of interdisciplinary national and multinational research projects, for example, for the NHS England, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights and the European commission. Her research is extensively published; she has delivered papers in over 30 countries and regularly advises national and international organisations on disability issues.
Anna participated in the ad hoc committee which drafted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, currently works with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (as a member of the statutory Disability Committee for England, Scotland and Wales), China Vision and plays an active role in several other disability organisations.