Disability Law in Practice

Start Date: Monday, March 26, 2012
End Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Category: Society Issues
Venue: Trier
Country: Germany
Leading organisation: Deutsche Richterakademie
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): German
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Wiebke Dettmers
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +49 30 18580 6971

Course Description

The conference is targeted at judges from all branches of jurisdiction.
The entry into force of Book 9 of the Social Code (SGB) on 1 July 2001 represented a legal paradigm shift away from care with a paternalistic attitude and towards greater participation rights for severely disabled persons. After ten years, it is time to review whether this reorientation has been implemented in practice and is reflected in court decisions. In addition, the established German law on disability (Book 9 of the Social Code in connection with the General Equal Treatment Act [Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG] and the other equality legislation) has to meet the challenges presented by the law of the European Union and he United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:

  • Is the minimum protection provided for by the EU being achieved?
  • Is it necessary to make a special accommodation of the needs of singly impaired persons (i.e. persons with one single disability)?
  • What measures an regulations are required in order to meet the “inclusion” requirement of the United Nations Convention, in particular with regard to access to education and employment?
  • What effect does this have on the application, interpretation and development of German law?