Past Announcements

Guardianship and the United Nations Disabilities Convention
Australian and International Perspectives

  • Date: 15-16 October 2012
  • Location: Hilton on the Park Hotel, Melbourne, Australia
  • Note: (with optional workshops on 17 October)
  • Congress website

Bringing together Australian and International experts in the ageing, disability and guardianship fields, this congress will consider the effect of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on national and international guardianship laws and practices.

The congress will provide an opportunity to assess the impact of the Convention in reforming Australian and International guardianship laws and practices six years after its adoption by the UN General Assembly and four years after ratification by Australia.

Your hosts will be the Australian Guardianship and Administration Council (AGAC), whose members are the key state and territory guardianship authorities and institutions (members include public advocates, public and adult guardians, public and state trustees, and boards and tribunals with guardianship jurisdictions). The congress is being developed in association with the International Guardianship Network (IGN).

Conference organisers advise that the language of the conference will be English and that interpretation services will not be provided.

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