Equal Rights Conference Highlights Concerns of Persons With Disabilities

Equal Rights Conference Highlights Concerns of Persons With Disabilities

9th October 2017

Equal Rights Conference Highlights Concerns of Persons With Disabilities

UB’s Department of Law and the Law Society in conjunction with the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development, the Ministry of Transport and the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities held a successful Equal Rights: Persons with Disabilities Conference at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre on 4th October 2017. The conference created a timely platform for discussions concerning the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities Act 2014) Bahamas, guided by the principles of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Honourable Mr. Justice Bernard Turner, Justice of The Supreme Court of The Bahamas, delivered the keynote address. Justice Turner suggested amendments that are needed in the legal system and the infrastructure of the courts which would better serve disabled persons to make the judicial process more effective and efficient.

 

  

The Equal Rights: Persons with Disabilities Conference had an attentive and engaged audience that spanned the legal sector, faculty, students, and the disabled community.