UW School of Law

Paul Steven Miller Memorial Symposium: Exploring the Intersections of International Human Rights and Disability
William H. Gates Hall - Room 138

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8:30am: Registration and Continental Breakfast 

9:00am: Opening Remarks: Dean Kellye Testy, 
Anna Mastroianni

9:30am: Panel 1

Arlene Kanter, From Charity to Human Rights: People with Disabilities Under International and Domestic Laws 

Andrew Imparato, Why Congress [Failed to] Pass the Convention on Disability Rights and What the Future Holds: An Insider Perspective

Michael McCann, Reflections on Disability Rights Mobilization

Moderator: Christy Thompson Ibrahim  

Coffee Break

11:05am:  Panel 2

Judith Heumann, Opportunities and Barriers: Effective Implementation of the Convention on Disability Rights for Women and Children 

Carrie Griffin Basas, (UN)Well Women: Reimagining Women's Health and the Convention on Disability Rights

Michael Guralnick, Infants, Toddlers, Youngsters and International Treaties: What’s in it for Them?

Moderator: Michele Storms 


2:00pm: Panel 3 

Michael Perlin, 'Yonder Stands Your Orphan with His Gun': The International Human Rights and Therapeutic Jurisprudence Implications of Juvenile Punishment Schemes 

Mary Pat Treuthart & Jaime Hawk, The Unmet Legal and Mental Health Needs of Immigrant Children 

David Carlson, Intensive and Individualized: Litigating for Youth with Mental Health Disabilities

Moderator: Lisa Castilleja

3:20pm: Panel 4 - Reflections

Sharan Brown

Andrew Imparato

Arlene Kanter

Michael Perlin

Moderator:  Stephen Rosenbaum

4:30pm: Closing Remarks: Rebecca Levine, Associate Dean Patricia Kuszler

5:00pm: Closing Reception - Join us for food and drinks in Room 115!

Captioning will be provided for all panel presentations by the D Center.

UW Co-sponsors:

Disability Studies | Center on Human Development & Disability |Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
Program on Values in Society | Gates Public Service Law Program
Bioethics & Humanities Department | Department of Global Health 
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine | Law, Society & Justice | Center for Global Studies 
Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies

Other Co-sponsors:
Henry M. Jackson Foundation | Disability Rights Washington | Jones & Ibrahim, PLLC

Additional Endorsement and/or Volunteer Assistance:
UW Center for Human Rights | Simpson Center for the Humanities | Disability Law Alliance 
Center for Human Rights and Justice | Washington Law Review | International Law Society 
American Civil Liberties Union - UW | American Constitution Society - UW | National Lawyers Guild - UW

Symposium Planning Committee:
Stephen Rosenbaum | Sharan Brown | Beth Rivin 

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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