One Day International Seminar on Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities, 2ndDecember, 2018 at The Indian Law Institute, New Delhi in academic collaboration with CASIHR (Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab), MaharashtraNational Law University, Nagpur & International Council of Jurists, London.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri
Judge, Supreme Court of India
Prof. (Dr.)Vijender Kumar Prof. (Dr.)Paramjit Singh Jaswal
Vice-Chancellor, MNLU-Nagpur Vice-Chancellor, RGNUL-Punjab
About Law Mantra
“Law Mantra” (headquarters New Delhi) (Registration No 150 in Book No.4 Vol No 3, 603 0f 2018) is not for profit organisation running for the purpose of enhancing legal academics and legal awareness in the society and in the practice of the same.
“Law Mantra” is a body of Jurists, Advocates, Academicians and Students running for the purpose of enhancing legal academics and legal awareness in the society and in the practice of the same. We at Law Mantra enable people to take responsibility for the situation of the deprived Indian women and children and so motivate them to seek resolution through individual and collective action thereby enabling women and children to realize their full potential.
Law Mantra runs under the guidance of Hon’ble Justice Mr. Deepak Verma, Rtd. Judge, Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as Chief-Patron and Advisory Board Consists of Prof.(Dr.) Mool Chand Sharma, Founder and Former, Vice-Chancellor, Central University Haryana; Justice N.C Sil, Former Judge, Calcutta High Court & Former Acting Chairperson, W.B.H.R.C; Prof.(Dr.) M.P Singh, Chancellor, Central University, Haryana; Prof.(Dr.) Ranvir Singh, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Delhi; Prof. (Dr.) R. Venkata Rao, Vice-Chancellor, National Law School of India University, Nagarbhavi, Bangalore; Prof. Koh Kheng Lian, Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, Member Advisory Committee, Asia- Pacific Centre for Environmental Law; Prof.(Dr.) Faizan Mustaffa, Vice Chancellor, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad; Prof. (Dr.) A. Lakshminath, Former Vice Chancellor, Chanakya National Law University, Patna; Prof. (Dr.) Paramjit S. Jaswal, Vice-Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab; Prof.(Dr.) Vijender Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur; Prof. (Dr.) Sukh Pal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, H.N.L.U, Raipur; Prof.(Dr.) Bhavani Prasad Panda, Vice Chancellor, MNLU, Mumbai; Prof. (Dr.) Subir K Bhatnagar, Vice-Chancellor, RMLNLU, Lucknow; Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Sinha, Director, Indian Institute of Law, New Delhi; Prof.(Dr.) J.S Patil, Vice-Chancellor, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Assam; Prof. (Dr.) V. Vijayakumar, Vice-Chancellor, NLIU Bhopal; Prof.(Dr.) S. Surya Prakash, Maharashtra National Law University, Aurangabad; Prof. (Dr.) Rose Varghese, National University of Advanced Legal Studies (NUALS), Kochi; Prof.(Dr.) Nandimath O.V., Registrar, N.L.S.I.U, Bangalore; Prof.(Dr.) G.S Bajpai, Registrar, National Law University, Delhi; Prof.(Dr.) G.I.S. Sandhu, Registrar, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), Punjab; Prof. (Dr.) Mukund Sarda, Principal & Dean, New Law College, Pune; Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, Professor of Law, HOD and Chairman-CPGLS,, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur; Mr. Deepak Thakur, Partner, HSA, Mumbai; Ms. Madhurima Mukherjee, Senior Partner, AZB, New Delhi; Ms.Nisha Kaur Uberoi, Ex-Partner, Amarchand Mangaldas , Mumbai; Mr. Rajan Raj, Partner, Luthra and Luthra, New Delhi; Mr Tom Valenti, Intentional Arbitrator, and other luminaries from the legal fraternity.
About Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR), Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law RGNUL), Punjab
The RGNUL has established a Center for Advanced Studies in Human Rights (CASIHR) to undertake and promote advanced study and research in the emerging trends relating this area. With human rights and the principle of respect for human dignity at its core and taking many cross-cutting issues into consideration
Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL), is a National Law University located at Patiala, Punjab, India. It was established in 2006 by the Punjab Government (Punjab Act No. 12 of 2006) as a university dedicated to the field of Legal Education.
About Maharashtra National Law University (MNLU), Nagpur
Maharashtra National Law University Nagpur (MNLU Nagpur) is a National Law University located at Nagpur, Maharashtra, India. It is the 19th National Law University established in India by The Maharashtra National Law University Act 2014, passed by Maharashtra Legislature under the Maharashtra Act No VI of 2014.
Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities
The great German Philosopher Immanuel Kant has quoted that human beings are rational beings, therefore worthy of dignity and respect. Every individual has the basic right to live a dignified life and to exercise his freedoms and choices. The same phrase is equally applicable to persons with disabilities. But despite of this fact, persons with disabilities are subjected to discrimination. The one major factor of such discrimination is stigmatized societal attitude.
A mechanism of social integration of persons with disabilities has been made by following different international conventions and documents. Now world has joined to consider disability jurisprudence as an inseparable part of the international law. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons and Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities are few important documents justifying the aforementioned proposition.
In a recent report of WHO, an estimated 10% of the world’s population –approximately 650 million people, of which 200 million are children, experiences some form of disability. The number of people with disabilities is growing as a result of different factors including population growth, ageing and medical advances that preserve and prolong life.
Across the world, people with disabilities have poorer health outcomes, lower education achievements, less economic participation and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is partly because people with disabilities are facing barriers in accessing services that many of us have long taken for granted. These services mainly include health, education, employment, transport and information. These difficulties are exacerbated in less advantaged communities.
To achieve the long-lasting, vastly better development prospects that also lie at the heart of the 2015 Millennium Development Goals and beyond, we must empower people living with disabilities and remove the barriers which prevent them participating in their communities; getting a quality education, finding decent work, and having their voices heard.
People with disabilities report seeking more health care then people with without disabilities and have greater unmet needs. For example a recent survey of people with serious mental illness showed that between 35% and 50% of people in developed countries and between 76% and 85% in developing countries received no treatment in the year prior to study. Health promotion and prevention activities seldom target people with disabilities. For example women with disabilities receives less screening for breast and cervical cancer than women without disabilities. People with intellectual disabilities are less likely to have their weight checked. Adolescents and adults with disabilities are more likely to be excluded from sex education programs. These factors from world report on disability by World Health Organization clearly indicates that there is need to work at the ground level so that persons with disabilities can enjoy their human rights without any difference from others.
The present seminar is aiming at highlighting different issues underlining disability jurisprudence from human rights perspective. We welcome different stakeholders including persons with disabilities, disability law activists, academicians, researchers, lawyers, medical professionals and bureaucrats. This seminar is a noble initiation of Law Mantra in association with RGNUL Punjab through its Research Centre for Advanced Studies in Human Rights, upcoming Centre for Disability Studies and Health Laws and MNLU, Nagpur. We are considering this seminar as a platform to initiate a RIGHT discourse, expecting thought provoking, multidisciplinary, quality research papers.
REGISTRATION FEE FOR ATTENDING THE SEMINAR
2nd December, 2018
Who Should Attend?
Students, Research Scholars/Faculties/Academicians, Disability Rights Activist,Corporate Delegates, Business entities, Lawyers.
Rules for the Participants:
· Participants have to register after the acceptance of abstract with payment of required fees.
· For participation, registration is mandatory on confirmation of the participation. Only registered participants will be allowed to take part in Conference.
· All the registered participants will be provided a participation certificate, conference kit, lunch and tea.
Timing: 09:00 A.M to 05:00 P.M
The registration fee includes conference kit, lunch, High Tea, entry to all Technical session, and Certificates.
Registration:Submit can copy of registration form to [email protected] with Subject line ‘Human Rights &Persons with Disabilities”.
Coordination & Organizing Committee:
1. Prof. (Dr.) Naresh Kumar Vats, Professor, HoD & Chairman-CPGLS, Maharashtra National Law University, Nagpur.
2. Dr. Shilpa Jain, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL Punjab.
3. Mr. Sachin Sharma, Assistant Professor of Law, RGNUL Punjab.
4. Mr. Kishor Kumar Mishra, President, Law Mantra.
For any queries, feel free to drop email to [email protected] Human Rights & Persons with Disabilities or call on +91- 9310053923, +91-9667822453.
Date: 2ndDecember, 2018
Venue: Indian Law Institute, Bhagwan Dass Road, New Delhi.