School of Law

'Disability and the Equality Act 2010: Removing Barriers to Equality and Human Rights Implementation?' A Caroline Gooding Memorial Seminar

04 December 2015 | 14:00-17:00 | Seminar
Moot Court Room, School of Law

This is a free event but registration in advance is required.

Twenty years after the enactment of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, it is becoming clear that legal aid and other reforms in England and Wales are having a significant impact on the enforcement of disability equality rights (now contained in the Equality Act 2010). This half-day event focuses on the nature and extent of this impact and provides a space for reflection about how disability equality law might be harnessed to contribute to driving the social change for which it was introduced. It brings together activists, politicians, lawyers, researchers and others at the cutting edge of these debates to exchange experiences, perspectives and ideas. Please do join us!

Speakers include:

  • Debbie Abrahams (Shadow Minister for Disabled People and MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth)
  • Colin Low (House of Lords and Low Commission)
  • Catherine Casserley (Cloisters Chambers and Adviser to the House of Lords Committee on the Equality Act 2010)
  • Rhian Davies (Director of Disability Wales)
  • Catherine Rayner (7BR Chambers and Chair of the Discrimination Law Association)
  • Debbie Jolly (Co-founder of Disabled People Against Cuts and a Director of European Network on Independent Living) 

This event is jointly hosted by the Centre for Disability Studies and the Centre for Law and Social Justice, University of Leeds. It is in memory of Caroline Gooding, a key architect of our disability equality law, and part of the Human Rights in Collaboration series of events.

Location Details

Moot Court Room

School of Law, Liberty Building

University of Leeds

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