Gauthier de Beco is Reader in Human Rights at the University of Huddersfield, and previously taught at the Katholieke Universiteit
Leuven, University College London and the University of Leeds. He has widely published in the area of international human
rights law, and is on the editorial board of the Revue trimestrielle des droits de l'homme. He has worked as an expert to
several international organisations and NGOs. Shivaun Quinlivan lectures in law at National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway.
She is a founding member and member of the management committee of the Centre for Disability Law and Policy, NUI Galway. Most
recently she has been appointed to the role of Vice Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the College of Business,
Public Policy and Law. She has worked as a legal expert to several international organisation as well as national and local
NGOs with a particular focus on education and equality. Janet E. Lord is a leading authority on international human rights
law and the rights of persons with disabilities. She has advised UN agencies, governments, human rights institutions and disability
organisations in more than forty countries. She is currently a senior fellow at the Harvard Law School Project on Disability.
A scholar as well as a practitioner, she has taught human rights law at universities in Europe, Africa, Asia and the United