Thanks to social media for reminding me this was happening last week, and although I was unable to watch it live on the day, the link below will take you to it. Professor Rosemary Kayess is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of NSW, and the Vice Chair of the CRPD Committee. Listen to her give evidence at the Disability Royal Commission hearing in Melbourne last week. Rosemary’s Witness Statement will help us all better understand the relevance of the CRPD to people with all disabilities, including those caused by any type of dementia.
About Rosemary Kayess: Rosemary is an accomplished Australian human rights lawyer, researcher and academic. Her work nationally and internationally has advanced Australia’s agenda for a socially-inclusive society. Rosemary is currently Director of the Disability Innovation Institute and a senior lecturer at the University of New South Wales. She has advised and researched on numerous projects including access to justice, social inclusion, employment, human rights and disability and the implementation of the CRPD in Australia, Asia-Pacific and Europe.
For the past many years Rosemary has taught international human rights law and anti-discrimination law at the University of New South Wales and at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at the National University of Ireland (Galway). Rosemary has extensive experience with the CRPD. She was a designated specialist in the Australian Government delegation that contributed to the development of the Convention.