Events in August 2006

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Sixth (VI) Deaf History International (DHI) Conference

Berlin, Germany, July 31 – August 04, 2006

This conference will focus on several subjects of Deaf History such as Deaf Women History; Deaf Art/Theater/Movie History; Future and Goal of Deaf History; Deaf History and the sign linguistics; Discrimination a.) of Deaf in School and Education and b.) of Deaf minorities; the status and role and contribution of Deaf History studies and also the role of Deaf History for the Deaf community and Deaf studies/Research fields and other topics.

Implementation of a UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Seminar

New York, USA, August 26, 2006

This Seminar, which immediately follows the 8th Session of the Ad Hoc Committee on the UN Convention on the Rights and Dignity of Persons with Disabilities, will include various experts that represent the international disability community. It will address how persons with disabilities, governments, practitioners and advocates can utilize the rights enshrined in the Convention to develop projects and policies that would benefit the growing population of persons with disabilities around the world. Specific topics of discussion will include implementation, enforcement, monitoring, good practices, and implications of ratification. Some of the more challenging issues that will be part of the Ad Hoc Committee Session will likely be discussed as well, such as definitional issues around “disability” and legal capacity.

RI Governing Assembly

New York, USA, August 27 – 28, 2006

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