Professor Anna Lawson
Celebrating the University's 'Women of Achievement 2015': Professor Anna Lawson, Chair in Law, School of Law.
Anna is the first blind woman to be appointed to a Chair in Law. She was recently appointed to the Disability Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Disability Committee is a statutory decision-making committee which plays a key role in the Commissions governance. Significant aspects of its work over the next year will be contributing to development of the Commissions next strategic plan, supporting delivery of Is Britain Fairer? - the Commissions periodic review of Britains progress on equality and human rights, and informing the UKs forthcoming examination under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Disabled People.
She is one of the leading disability law scholars in the world. Her work in the field has been academically ground-breaking, as well as having significant practical impact on the lives of disabled people. She is coordinator of the accessibility strand of the EU Academic Network of Experts on Disability (ANED) and also participated in the ad hoc committee which drafted the Convention on Rights of People with Disabilities.
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