Dr. Marianne Schulze, LL.M., is as an independent legal consultant and human rights expert. She was involved in the negotiations of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and spearheaded various initiatives related to the nexus of disability and development. Her handbook on the Convention has been translated into French, Arabic and Chinese. She is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Austrian Anti-Poverty Network, Armutskonferenz.