Academic journal article Washington International Law Journal

Introduction to the Symposium on Disability Rights in Asia

Academic journal article Washington International Law Journal

Introduction to the Symposium on Disability Rights in Asia

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In April of 2008, the University of Washington School of Law hosted an international symposium dedicated to the exposition of disability rights in Asia. Scholars from around the world converged in Seattle to exchange ideas, share scholarship, and dialogue about disability rights and their status in Asia. The Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal has the privilege of publishing two pieces of scholarship from that Symposium. In publishing these two pieces, the Journal acts as historical recorder, and in an effort to represent the event as it happened, the Journal presents these pieces largely as they were offered at the Symposium.

The first piece is a keynote speech by Dr. Yanghee Lee. Dr. Lee is Professor at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea and is also Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. In her speech, Expanding Human Rights to Persons with Disabilities: Laying the Groundwork for a Twenty-First Century Movement, Dr. Lee discusses the protection of the rights of persons with disabilities as provided for in the UN Convention on Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (the latter came into force on May 12, 2008). Dr. Lee argues that the new Convention represents a historic achievement for persons with disabilities, and she offers insight for its implementation gained from her experience working with the Committee on the Rights of the Child. …

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