Regarding Rights

Academic and activist perspectives on human rights


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Political Participation: Where are Women with Disabilities?

Image from Wheels for Humanity Indonesia http://ucpruk.org

Image from Wheels for Humanity Indonesia
http://ucpruk.org

By Jane Connors

We celebrated 70 years of the United Nations (UN) on 24 October, with landmarks all over the world, including Uluru, controversially, turning UN blue in commemoration.

The few human rights provisions of the UN Charter form the basis of international legal standards, established in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and institutions for the promotion and protection of the human rights of women. In 1952, the UN adopted the Convention on the Political Rights of Women. It adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, obliging States parties to eliminate discrimination against women in all fields, including public and political life, in 1979. Negotiation of these instruments was contentious: States expressed reservations on many provisions on adoption, which they confirmed on ratification or accession. Continue Reading →


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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

Betheli O’CarrollThe CIGJ is delighted to welcome its most recent Visiting PhD Scholar, Betheli O’Carroll. Betheli is a PhD Candidate in the TC Bernie School of Law at the University of Queensland. Her research examines law and practice relating to fitness for trial in Australia and asks whether the current regime sufficiently protects the rights of persons with intellectual disabilities. Betheli will be a visitor at the Centre until early August.