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Indonesia Mental Health Organization advocates and Professor McCallum stand in front of the Indonesian Constitutional Court.
April 2016

Former CRPD Committee Chairman Testifies in Indonesia on Political Rights of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities

On April 4, Professor Ronald McCallum, former chairman of the Committee on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee), currently teaching law at the University of Sydney, provided expert testimony for the Indonesian Constitutional Court on the proposed Elections Law.

 

The Indonesian Mental Health Association (IMHA), in coordination with several civil society organizations (CSOs), appealed the Regional Elections Law on the grounds that ...

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Commissioner Valeriya Sushkeyvych signs a banner supporting participation of persons with disabilities in political life.
April 2016

Q&A with Valeriy Sushkevych, Presidential Commissioner for Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Ukraine

You were the first person appointed as the Commissioner for rights of persons with disabilities in Ukraine. How the creation of this position has changed the access of persons with disabilities to the political process?

 

The Office of the Presidential Commissioner for Rights of Persons with Disabilities was established under the Decree of the President of Ukraine No. 902 dated 1 December 2014. I am really the first ...

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A man with a disability speaks into a microphone
March 2016

Championing an Inclusive Electoral Process in Sri Lanka

In February 2016, dozens of participants representing disability rights advocates, disabled people’s organizations (DPOs) and other civil society groups convened in Colombo, Sri Lanka to discuss the rights of persons with disabilities in the electoral and constitutional reform process. Led by the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), the meeting launched an effort to develop and submit language to the constitutional reform committee to ensure that these rights are ...

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