MARCH 11, 2016 - Empowering People with Disabilities in the 21st Century

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre invites you to the presentation:

Empowering People with Disabilities in the 21st Century:
Prospects and Perils

Friday, March 11, 2016
10 to 11 a.m.
Fauteux Hall – FTX570
(57 Louis-Pasteur, uOttawa)

The presentation will be in English. Questions and discussion can be bilingual.
RSVP at HRREC@uOttawa.ca

Abstract:

This talk explores three ways to promote and empower people with disabilities. First, the potential and pitfalls of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities will be explored. Second, the opportunities and dangers of the massive changes in the current labour market will be discussed in the context of workers with disabilities. Finally, the merits of an ethnography of lawyers with disabilities as a tool for social transformation will be considered. Collectively, these three approaches open the door to empowering people with disabilities on the ground.


Speaker:

  • Ravi MALHOTRA | Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa

Ravi Malhotra joined the Faculty of Law in 2006. He obtained an LL.M. from Harvard in 2002, and completed his S.J.D. at the University of Toronto in 2007, having been awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. His doctoral dissertation dealt with the implications of globalization for labour law in the context of workers with disabilities. While he was an S.J.D. candidate in residency at the University of Toronto, Professor Malhotra was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law where he taught International Human Rights.  His primary research interests are in the areas of Labour and Employment Law, Human Rights, Globalization and Disability Rights Law.


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