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Advance Notice: Disability Discrimination Summer School 2006
Monday 3 April 2006

Second Disability Discrimination Summer School at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

6-16 June 2006.

Information from Rachel Stevens - Disbility Discrimination Summer School

Dear All,

I have pleasure in attaching an advance notice on the Disability Discrimination Summer School 2006. I thought you may be interested in attending this two-week Summer School, or know of other people who may? This Summer School will focus on anti-discrimination legal issues on the ground of disability and will be held at the National University of Ireland, Galway, from Tuesday 6th until Friday 16th June 2006. It will focus on the potential of the European Union Framework Directive on Employment in the context of disability. The Framework Directive is the single most important legal instrument at the European level combating discrimination on the ground of disability. Its success or failure will be crucial to the cause of advancing the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe.

This Summer School will raise general legal awareness about the practical potential of the Directive in the disability context and should appeal to a wide range of persons and bodies including persons with disabilities, practising lawyers, judges, law students and disability NGOs as well as those more generally interested in public interest litigation. More particularly, the Summer School is designed to impart skills as well as knowledge to enable participants to construct effective test case strategies under the Directive on behalf of persons with disabilities. A prestigious teaching faculty has been assembled to deliver the programme. It is drawn from an international group of prominent legal experts and especially practitioners who have extensive experience in bringing test cases in the field of disability.

For further information, please see the information attached or visit website:

I will contact you again in a few weeks with more information. In the meantime, I would be most grateful if you could forward this information to anyone who you feel may be interested in this Summer School and print the advance notice to advertise the event on your office notice board, etc. We would be delighted if you felt you would like to feature this event on your own organisation’s website, and/or link to our website, as we hope to reach as many people as possible who are interested in disability rights.

You will notice from the website that Maastricht University (our project partner) is organising a similar event this year on Race, Ethnic Origin and Religion and Belief. Please contact the organisers directly if you are interested in this event.

Many thanks and kind regards,
Rachel Stevens

Project Manager
Disability Discrimination Summer School
Disability Law & Policy Research Unit
Faculty of Law
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland.
Tel: + 353 (0)91 492085 (direct line)
Fax: + 353 (0)91 495569
SMS/Text messaging: +353 (0)87 6660634

Microsoft Word document Advance Notice 2006 (size: 83 KB)