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June 2016: “Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to support the rights of people living with dementia”

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On 28 June, MEPs Marisa Matias (Portugal) and Sirpa Pietikäinen (Finland) co-hosted an AE lunch debate entitled “Using the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) to support the rights of people living with dementia in the European Parliament in Brussels. The first speaker was Helen Rochford Brennan, Chair of the Irish Dementia Working Group and also a Vice-Chairperson of the European Working Group of People with Dementia. She was followed by Jill Stavert, Professor of Law and Director of the Centre for Mental Health and Incapacity Law at Edinburgh Napier University. The final speaker was Jonathan Stabenow from the Cabinet of Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility at the European Commission.

 

 
 

Last Updated: Tuesday 27 September 2016

 

 
 

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