Lithuanian representative Jonas Ruškus re-elected to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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2018 06 13

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Lithuanian representative, Professor Jonas Ruškus will continue his work at the UN Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities. On 12 June Lithuanian candidate was re-elected for a second four-year term beginning in 2019 during the 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) held in New York.

The Vice - Minister of Social Security and Labour Eglė Radišauskienė participated at the conference and said that “The re-election of Professor Jonas Ruškus for the second term once again proves that his work and dedication to the successful implementation of the rights of persons with disabilities are recognized not only at the national but also international level“.

Lithuanian representative Jonas Ruškus successfully worked at the Committee on the Rights of the Persons with Disabilities during the term of 2015-2018 and demonstrated his high competence in the field of rights of persons with disabilities, gained experience and scientific attitudes.

Jonas Ruškus is a professor at the Department of Social Work at Vytautas Magnus University, a member of the Kaunas “Arka“ community.

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is composed of 18 independent experts – persons of high moral character and recognized competence in the field of human rights. The Committee appreciates how the States implement the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and makes comments on the interpretation of the provisions of the Convention.