Came across this today, and thought you might be interested in Jennifer Lynch’s work at her new gig. Via OpEdNews [ emphasis mine ]:
The President of the United States Barack Obama signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled Persons (CRDP) which is a human rights document that hopes to make human rights protection a reality for the world’s 600 million disabled persons. Thus it is the role of the executive branch of the United States government and especially the function of the US Department of Justice to see that the promises made by the President of the United States Barack Obama are fulfilled.
“However, the real work of implementing the Convention is still to be done,” said Jennifer Lynch, Chair of the International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of National Human Rights Institutions. “National institutions must do what they can to inform their governments and citizens of how the Convention can make societies just, equal and accessible for all.”
Read the rest here.
Interestingly enough, that particular insight cost us about sixty thousand dollars, give or take ten here or there. [ UPDATE: I’m kidding. Who knows how much this cost us? ]
[ UPDATE: Sources from inside my head have given me the break-down of some of those costs. They include:
1) Ten thousand dollars for extra-creamy cream-cheese-covered bagels.
2) Twenty-two thousand dollars for a bitchin’ ICC party at her hotel, although not including
3) Eight thousand dollars for clean-up after the party, including paying off local officials and disposing of several sets of goat entrails.
4) Another ten thousand dollars for a series of books ( monthly installments ) entitled Creepy Human Rights Speak and You ]