Professor Mary Crock - Making Every Life Count: International Law and The Protection of Persons with Disabilities in Displacement - 5 October

Armed conflicts and natural disasters both cause impairments and pose acute challenges for persons with disabilities. Yet for a variety of reasons, these people are too often neglected or ignored in disaster planning and management. Former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, has described refugees with disabilities as the ‘forgotten refugees’.

Professor Mary Crock presents the findings of a three-year, six-country study which sought to shed light on the experiences of persons with disabilities living in displacement, reflecting on the scope for international law to influence access to human rights in these settings.