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Expert Group Meeting on
International Norms and Standards
relating to Disability

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LIST OF DOCUMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL
INSTRUMENTS RELATING TO DISABILITY

List of Participants (below)

I. Reports

Documents

Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations: Compilation of International Norms and Standards relating to Disability (Draft), 1998 (www.un.org/esa/socdev/discns00.htm )

Report of the Secretary-General: Review and appraisal of the World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons (A/52/351), 16 September 1997 (gopher.un.org/00/sec/dpcsd/dspd/disabled/A52--351.EN )

Note by the Secretary-General: Monitoring the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities and ANNEX: Final report of the Special Rapporteur of the Commission for Social Development on monitoring the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities (A/52/56), 23 December 1996 (gopher.un.org/00/ga/docs/52/plenary/A52--56.EN )

Despouy, Leandro: Human Rights and Disabled Persons, Centre for Human Rights, New York / Geneva 1993

de Frappola, Ana Maria: Strategies to Enhance Social Protection and Reduce Vulnerability, Inter-American Children’s Institute, Montevideo 1998

Rioux, Marcia H.: Enabling the Well-being of Persons with Disabilities, entourage, v.11, nos.2-3, 1998, 11, at 18

Country specific legislation / reports

South African Integrated National Disability Strategy, White Paper Office of the Deputy President of South Africa, 1997

Botswana National Policy on Care for People with Disabilities, approved and adopted by the Botswana Government through Presidential Directive CAB 5/96, 1996

Disability Discrimination Ordinance, published under section 2 (3) of the Laws Ordinance 1990, Chapter 487; up to date as of 2 May 1997; Government of Hong Kong

Americans with Disabilities Act, signed into law 26 July 1990, 104 STAT.327, The United Sates of America (www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm )

Human Rights and Mental Patients in Japan, Report of a Mission on Behalf of The International Commission of Jurists and The International Commission of Health Professionals, 1985

II. International Instruments

International Instruments specifically relating to Disability

The Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities, Adopted by General Assembly resolution A/48/96, annex of 20 December 1993 (www.un.org/esa/socdev/dissre00.htm )

Principles for the Protection of Persons with Mental Illness and the Improvement of Mental Health Care, Adopted by General Assembly resolution A/46/119 of 17 December 1991 (gopher.un.org/00/ga/recs/46/119)

World Programme of Action concerning Disabled Persons, Adopted by General Assembly resolution A/37/52 on 3 December 1982 (www.un.org/esa/socdev/diswpa00.htm )

Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons, Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 3447 (XXX) of 9 December 1975 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/72.htm )

Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons, Proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 2856 (XXVI) of 20 December 1971 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/m_mental.htm )

General Human Rights Instruments

Charter of the United Nations, Signed: 26 June 1945, entry into force: 24 October 1945 (www.un.org/aboutun/charter)

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Adopted by General Assembly resolution 217A (III) of 10 December 1948 (www.un.org/overview/rights.html)

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Adopted by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force: 23 March 1976, in accordance with Article 49 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/a_ccpr.htm)

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Adopted by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966, entry into force: 3 January 1976, in accordance with Article 27 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/a_cescr.htm)

Convention on the Rights of the Child, Adopted by the General Assembly resolution A/44/25 of 20 November 1989, entry into force: 2 September 1990, in accordance with Article 49 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu3/b/K2crc.htm )

General Comments by the CESCR / CEDW

General Comment No. 5, adopted by the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, 9 December 1994 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu6/2/fs16.htm#n_7 )

General Recommendations, adopted by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 1991 (gopher.un.org/00/ga/cedaw/HRI-G1R1.EN )

Other International Instruments

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, Report of the Fourth World Conference on Women, (A/CONF.177/20), United Nations, New York 1995 (www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/beijing/platform )

The Copenhagen Declaration and Programme of Action, Report of the World Summit for Social Development, (A/CONF.166/9), United Nations, New York 1995 (www.un.org/esa/socdev/wssdco-0.htm )

Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action, (A/CONF.157/23), Adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights on 25 June 1993 (www.unhchr.ch/html/menu5/d/vienna.htm )

Tallinn Guidelines for Action on Human Resources Development in the Field of Disability, Adopted by General Assembly resolution A/44/70 of 15 March 1990 (gopher.un.org/00/esc/recs/1990/26 )

III. Regional Instrument

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Opened for Signature: 26 June 1981, entry into force: 21 October 1986, in accordance with Article 63 (www.hrcr.org/docs/afrhr.html )

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List of Participants

Professor Andrew Byrnes
Director, Centre for Comparative Public Law
University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong (China)
Tel: (852) 2859-2942(w)
(852) 2817-9322(h)
Fax: (852) 2559-3543

Dr. Marcia H. Rioux
President, Roeher Institute
Kinsmen Building, York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario
Canada, M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 661-9611
Fax: (416) 661-5701
TDD: (416) 661-2023

Professor Alison Dundes Renteln
Department of Political Science
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044 (USA)
Tel: (213) 740-3248
Fax: (213) 740-8893

Dr. Ana Maria de Frappola
Head, Inter-American Unit on Childhood, Families & Disabilities
Inter-American Children's Institute, Specialized Organization of the OAS
8 De Octubre 2904
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Tel: (05982) 487-21-50
Fax: (05982) 487-32-42

Professor Christian Courtis
Professor of Law
University of Buenos Aires Law School
(Argentina)
Tel: (541) 952-5992
Fax: (541) 952-5992

Professor Yuji Iwasawa
Professor of International Law
Department of International Relations
University of Tokyo
Komaba, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8902 (Japan)
Tel: 81-3-5454-6455
Fax: 81-3-5454-4339

Professor Jordan Paust
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX 77204-6371 (USA)
Tel: (713) 743-2177
Fax: (713) 743-2238

Professor Constance de la Vega
University of San Francisco, School of Law
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080 (USA)
Tel: (415) 422-6752
Fax: (415) 422-750

Professor Yuri Kolosov
President
International Law Association of Russia
Expert, Committee on the Rights of the Child
MGIMO
76, Vernadsky Avenue
Moscow 117454 (Russia)
Tel: (095) 121-95-37
Fax: (095) 434-9452

Professor Muna Ndulo
Cornell Law School
Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853 (USA)
Tel: (607) 255-6642
Fax: (607) 255-7193

Mr. Robert Law
Ministry of Justice & Constitutional Affairs
P.O. Box No. 22752
Kampala (Uganda)
Tel: (41) 267814
Fax: (41) 267507

Mr. Frederick Kin-sang Tong
Director of the Disability Division
Equal Opportunities Commission
Unit 2002, 20/F
Office Tower
Convention Plaza
1 Harbour Road
Wan Chai
Hong Kong (China)
Tel.: (852) 2106-2123
Fax: (852) 2511-8142

World Institute on Disability
Ms. Deborah Kaplan
Executive Vice President
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612-1500 (USA)
Tel: (510) 763 / 4100
Fax: (510) 763 / 4109

World Institute on Disability
Ms. Kathy Martinez
Director International Section
510 16th Street, Suite 100
Oakland, CA 94612-1500 (USA)
Tel: (510) 763 / 4100
Fax: (510) 763 / 4109

University of California at Berkeley
Professor Linda Krieger (Organizer of the Meeting)
Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Berkeley, California 94720-7200 (USA)
Tel: (510) 643-2668
Fax: (510) 643-2673

United Nations Secretariat
Ms. Akiko Ito
Social Affairs Officer
DESA / DSPD / Programme on Disability
DC 2 - 1342
New York, NY 10017 (USA)
Tel: (212) 963 / 1996
Fax: (212) 963 / 3062

LIST OF RAPPORTEURS

Chairpersons / Rapporteurs

Professor Andrew Byrnes
Director, Centre for Comparative Public Law
University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law
Room 517, KK Leung Building
Pokfulam Road
Hong Kong (China)
Tel: (852) 2859-2942(w)
(852) 2817-9322(h)
Fax: (852) 2559-3543

Dr. Marcia H. Rioux
President, Roeher Institute
Kinsmen Building, York University
4700 Keele Street
North York, Ontario
Canada, M3J 1P3
Tel: (416) 661-9611
Fax: (416) 661-5701
TDD: (416) 661-2023

Secretaries / Rapporteurs

Professor Alison Dundes Renteln
Department of Political Science
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0044 (USA)
Tel: (213) 740-3248
Fax: (213) 740-8893

Dr. Ana Maria de Frappola
Head, Inter-American Unit on Childhood, Families & Disabilities
Inter-American Children's Institute, Specialized Organization of the OAS
8 De Octubre 2904
Montevideo (Uruguay)
Tel: (05982) 487-21-50
Fax: (05982) 487-32-42

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