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Monday, October 31, 2022 10am

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Mon., Oct. 31, 2022, 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Disability Rights in Israel: Taking Stock of a Decade of CRPD Implementation

On September 28, 2012, Israel ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Since then, Israel has made noteworthy advances in implementing its CRPD obligations, including by reforming its guardianship laws to recognize supported decision-making, raising its disability allowance to the equivalent of the minimum wage, and enacting legislation designed to spur deinstitutionalization of persons with disabilities. At the same time, there remain important gaps in Israel’s CRPD implementation, such as its slow progress towards assisting persons with disabilities residing in institutions to move into the community.

Now, a decade after Israel’s ratification of the CRPD, and in the midst of Israel’s first periodic review by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, panelists will take stock of the current status of Israel’s CRPD implementation to identify the advocacy challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Join us on Monday, October 31st, from 10am to 11:15am US Eastern time, for a conversation co-sponsored by HPOD and the Harvard Law School’s Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law with important stakeholders in the ongoing efforts to promote, protect, and fulfill disability human rights in Israel, including Israel’s Commissioner for Equal Rights of Persons with Disabilities and representatives from Beit Issie Shapiro, Bizchut, and AlManarah.

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