Day 2, Fri Plenary Session

CRPD: Research

Rosemary Kayess, Senior Research Fellow, Social Policy Research Centre University of NSW

Ms Kayess is a human rights lawyer and currently teaches in the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW, convening international law and human rights subjects, focusing on the equality provisions within international instruments and their translation into domestic law and policy.

She also has extensive research experience working and advising on a variety of social research projects including access to justice, human rights and disability, including work on the implementation of CRPD in Australia, Asia/Pacific and Europe.

Rosemary was an external expert on the Australian Government delegation to the United Nations negotiations for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. During the ad hoc Committee she facilitated the negotiations on Article 24 Education. She is currently a member of the DFAT Disability Inclusive Development Reference Group and Chairperson of the Australian Centre for Disability Law