Geneva marathon of Spring 2016


The 18 Committee members were briefed before the examinations by organisations of persons with disabilities from those respective countries. CBM supported Deaf Link Uganda to brief the committee on the stigma and discrimination facing Deaf people in the country, especially rural areas – you can see a fantastic new film from the organisation here. As the Country Rapporteur leading the exam of Slovakia, I had a one-to-one meeting with organisations of persons with disabilities, in addition to the meetings I’d had with them back in September, when we adopted the list of questions to ask the government. I met some really great self-advocates, as well as some more experienced lawyers and human rights defenders.

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