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Brexit impact on disability rights to be discussed at conference - Anderson

27 October, 2016 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson has encouraged those interested in disability rights to attend a major conference in Louth on November 4. 

Speaking ahead of a hosting a major conference on disability rights, Ms Anderson said; 

"As vice president of the European Parliament's disability intergroup I will be hosting a major conference on disability rights entitled, 'Unite for Rights' in the Carrickdale Hotel, Louth, on Friday, November 4. 

"This conference will bring together human rights and disability experts, as well as MEPs and other representatives to discuss disability rights and inclusion. 

"Among those taking part in the discussion at the conference will be Les Allamby from the Human Rights Commission, Monica Wilson from Disability Action and Ann Sofia, Human Rights Officer with the European Disability Forum, as well as legal experts. 

"The result of the EU referendum and the prospect of being dragged out of the EU by the British government will also have a huge impact on disability rights and we will be discussing the prospect of Brexit at the conference. 

"These discussions will help inform policy around disability rights issues as we move forward. 

"I would encourage anyone interested in disability rights to come along and take part in this conference.

"Registration is at 9am and it will run until 2pm. Those wishing to attend should contact [email protected]." 

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