Rosemary Kayess is an internationally recognized human rights lawyer in the area of disability. She is Chairperson of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Chairperson of the UN Treaty Body Chairpersons. Rosemary is a Senior Academic in the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales, where she has taught international human rights law and anti-discrimination law for the past 15 years She has advised and researched on numerous projects on human rights, disability, and the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) in Australia, the Indo-Pacific, and Europe. Rosemary was a designated expert on the Australian Government delegation to the UN negotiations for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and facilitated the drafting of Article 24 on the Right to Education. Rosemary is a woman with a disability.
Rosemary Kayess will participate in the World Justice Forum working session Access to Justice for Women With Intellectual and Psychosocial Disabilities