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Challenging the hidden barriers that hold back people with disabilities

Wednesday 7 October 2020 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BST

Free online event – book your place(s) via our Eventbrite page

When Itzhak Perlman was three years of age he wanted to play the violin even though he was too small to hold one. At the age of four, and paralysed by polio, if he had taken the advice of his doctors he would have never picked one up again. Perlman went on to say, “Ask many of us who are disabled what we would like in life and you would be surprised how few would say, ‘Not to be disabled.’ We accept our limitations.” So why does the State have such a problem with disability?


Mitchell Woolf specialises in human rights law and, in particular, the rights of the child and people with disabilities. He brings community care and public law challenges against state bodies such as local authorities, health trusts and government departments. He beings challenges on behalf of vulnerable children and adults, including children with disabilities, children in case and in detention and adults with disabilities / learning disabilities. Mitchell also challenges breaches of the Human Rights Act. Mitchell has provided advice to a number of NGOs and charities and given training in the UK and abroad to academics, practitioners, NGOs the police and the judiciary.

Free online event

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Wednesday 7 October 2020
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm BST
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Online – via Eventbrite & Zoom


René Cassin