New Zealand's Candidate for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the 2016 election - Robert Martin

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 17 November 2014

Robert Martin is a disability advocate and New Zealand's Candidate for the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for the 2016 election. Robert Martin was born in New Zealand in 1957. He was a forceps baby and because of complications at his birth was left intellectually handicapped. He grew up largely in institutions and felt outside of society, but he has gone on to be an advocate for people with disabilities. A book has just been released about his life, Becoming a Person, The Biography of Robert Martin by John McRae.