December 16, 2021
The first Friday of this month, December 3, 2021 marked the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992, this day “aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.”
In observance of this important global conversation, this session will shed light on the need to promote inclusive public spaces across Lahore and the arising disability rights movement across Pakistan. Hosted in collaboration with the Office of Accessibility & Inclusion at LUMS, the session will be moderated by Ms. Angbeen Atif Mirza.
Date: December 16, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm
Join us for this interesting conversation!
About the Panelists
Ms. Sana Khurshid
Ms. Khurshid is a lawyer and activist, with special focus on ensuring promulgation of laws to improve accessibility and ensure enforcement of rights of Persons with Disabilities. She holds an LLB and an LLM from the University of London.
Mr. Isaam Bin Haris
Mr. Haris is an advocate of the High Courts in Pakistan based in Lahore. His law practice covers a range of civil, administrative and criminal law matters. He lectures on Administrative Law and Equity & Trusts at Universal College Lahore, and is also currently serving as the Country Rapporteur for Pakistan with the Lex-Atlas: COVID-19 project. He holds an LLM from the University of London.
Mr. Ali Chughtai
Mr. Chughtai is a practicing Attorney of the High Courts in Pakistan and the State of New York, with focus on insurance, competition and public interest law.
Ms. Angbeen Atif Mirza
Ms. Mirza is an Assistant Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS. She holds a BA-LL.B from LUMS, and an LL.M from the University of Michigan Law School. She is the Faculty Director for the LUMS Office of Accessibility and Inclusion and member of the Board of Directors of the Digital Rights Foundation. Ms. Angbeen is part of the Adjunct Faculty at the Punjab Judicial Academy. Her primary area of interest lies in clinical legal education, specifically street law, live client clinics, and access to justice work. She supervises a street law programme at SAHSOL and has been involved in human rights work in various capacities.