September 22, 2015

Negotiating the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Insider’s Perspective

When: 12:00- 1:00 p.m.

Where: WCC 3008

Please join us for a brown-bag discussion with Ambassador Luis Gallegos, formerly Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, and formerly an expert member of the UN Committee Against Torture.

Ambassador Gallegos chaired the first half of the negotiations on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; he is a board member for the Special Olympics.¬† Prior to his current appointment to the United Nations, Gallegos served as Ecuador’s Ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2011. Gallegos earned his bachelor’s degree in Social and Political Science, and a master of arts degree in political science from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. In addition, he holds a Doctor of Law degree from the Central University of Ecuador.

Co-sponsored by the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School Project on Disability, and East Asian Legal Studies.

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