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III Timing of the Seminar: An Opportune Moment *
It is in this context that this international seminar on human rights and disability was held. Three factors made it a particularly favourable time to begin a concentrated effort to profile infringements of human rights of persons with disabilities:
In the light of these three factors, this seminar provided a unique opportunity to design an effective way of reporting human rights infringements against persons with disabilities as well as to design guidelines for the reporting of such abuses.
The systematic collection of data provides evidence, for both the United Nations and governments, of the need for further attention directed towards eliminating these abuses and provides information to support the struggle of persons with disabilities to justice, equality, self-determination, dignity and worth in their societies. This also provides a way of exposing various forms of discrimination and violence to which persons with disabilities around the world continue to be exposed.