Travel and Learning Award for Lida Ayoubi
Supporting Lida Ayoubi to attend the 2023 International Disability Law Summer School, organised by the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Centre for Disability Law and Policy, and to visit the Irish Centre for Human Rights.
Borrin Foundation Travel and Learning Award
Lida will use the Travel and Learning Award to attend the 2023 International Disability Law Summer School, organised by the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway Centre for Disability Law and Policy, and to visit the Irish Centre for Human Rights also at NUI. The annual International Disability Law Summer School is a gathering of international disability law experts to share their knowledge, expertise, and professional experience. As a law academic with a long-standing interest in human rights law and disability rights, attending the Summer School will be an opportunity for Lida to deepen her understanding of the field. Her learnings will inform her teaching of the law as well as her academic research which has a justice and equality focus. The visit will also help Lida foster relationships with other academics, practitioners, and civil society members working in this area, and bring back lessons learned to share with the academic and wider community in Aotearoa New Zealand. While Aotearoa is in many ways a leader in the field of disability rights, much work is to be done in law and policy to bring about equal, equitable, and satisfactory outcomes for disabled New Zealanders.
Dr Lida Ayoubi (LLB (Tehran), LLM (Lund), PhD (VUW) is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology Law School where she teaches human rights law, public law, and public international law. She has taught, researched, published, and presented extensively on the rights of persons with disabilities. For her LLM thesis on the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Marrakesh Treaty for the visually impaired persons, she completed research at WIPO in Switzerland and the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights in Sweden. For her PhD thesis on the interface of copyright law and human rights of disabled persons, she received the 2015 John Miller Award in Social Justice and Community Development. In 2021, she completed a report commissioned by UNESCO on access to information for persons with disabilities. She is a member of the NZ Women’s Law Journal’s Advisory Board and was an Editor-in-Chief of the Journal’s 2022 Special Edition on “Law and Gender: Beyond Patriarchy”. She is also a member of the Academic Board of the newly established NZ Asian Lawyers.
$8,750 in 2023 to support travel
“Attending the Summer School and visiting the NUI research centres will be invaluable to my research and teaching on human rights and disability rights, and an excellent opportunity to forge new connections and join collaborative networks.”