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16 Jun

DREAM’s Remarkable Journey Comes To An End

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The three year DREAM project has come to a close. It has been a remarkable journey for all the early stage researchers/PhD students. All of them took a cue from the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and, in their own field of work, developed ideas and insights about how to move

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04 Jun

Right To Inclusive Education

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Carly Toepke, Marie Curie DREAM Research Fellow, University of Lucerne and Swiss Paraplegic Research, and Lisa Waddington, Chair in European Disability Law, Maastricht University (NLs), co-authored a legal opinion on the right to inclusive education for the Dutch NGO, De Nederlandse Stichting voor het Gehandicapte Kind (NSGK). The opinion will be used in NSGK’s In1school Project. The opinion

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08 May

DREAM ESR & CDLP PhD Student Wins Major International Prize

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The Centre for Disability Law & Policy at the National University of Ireland (Galway) congratulates Magdi Birtha on becoming the first ever recipient of the international Carla Vlaskamp early career award.  The award is is given in recognition of the lifetime achievements of Professor Vlaskamp (University of Groningen) in placing a focus on the voice

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03 Apr

Article 12 General Comment Adopted and CDLP Staff Thanked

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Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP) Staff Members, Anna Arstein-Kerslake (DREAM Research Fellow) and Eilionoir Flynn (Deputy Director, Senior Lecturer) were thanked by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities today for their assistance and support drafting the General Comment on the Right to Equal Recognition Before the Law (Article

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01 Apr

DREAM ESR’s Respond to Draft General Comment on Articles 9 & 12

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The DREAM Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) submitted responses to the Draft General Comment on Article 9 & 12 to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Over the course of DREAM, the ESR’s have engaged in both an academic and a practical analysis of the rights to accessibility and legal capacity. They

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21 Mar

DREAM ESR Named as Marie Curie Actions Fellow of the Week

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Meet Robert Huffaker, Marie Curie Actions Fellow of the week! This American Fellow, living in Madrid, is conducting a cost benefit analysis of countries & companies including eAccessibility into their economic policies. “eAccessibility means ensuring that people with disabilities are not excluded from the use of ICT goods & services, i.e. websites, information kiosks, ATMs

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04 Mar

New Marie Curie Researchers Meet NUIG President

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Three leading researchers hailing from Hungary and the United States touched down in Galway this month to begin their three year doctoral studies in a €3.7m European Union Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded, Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets (DREAM) programme, being led by the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUI Galway. The

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21 Aug

EU DG Singles Out DREAM Project as Success Story

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The EU Directorate General for Research, led by Commissioner Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, has singled out the CDLP-managed Marie Curie DREAM project as a success story which is profiled on its website. See  http://ec.europa.eu/research/infocentre/article_en.cfmid=”/research/headlines/news/article_13_08_01_en.html&item=”All&artid=”30773&caller=”SuccessStories “

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