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Statement by Human Rights Watch on the occasion of the UN Security Council Arria Meeting on People with Disabilities

Expand Shantha Rau Barriga, Director of Disability Rights, delivers a statement at the first-ever Security Council Arria formula meeting on persons with disabilities in armed conflict.  © 2018 Human Rights Watch We would like to extend our appreciation to the Permanent Mission of Poland and the other co-sponsors of this Arria meeting for bringing the situation of persons with disabilities in armed conflicts out of the shadows, particularly on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities today. Council Members, Member States, distinguished colleagues. In 2015, Human Rights…

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