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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned.

The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.

The Committee shall meet in Geneva and normally hold two sessions per year.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,
January 2013

Status of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Recent Events and Developments

General Comment No.1 and General Comment No. 2 (Adopted 11 April 2014)

11th session of the Committee from 31 March-11 April 2014

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities-Statement on Sustainable Development Goals-Addressed to the Eighth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals-January 2014 (PDF) & (Word)

Opinion of the Committee on the Revision of the Standard Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (PDF) &
Accessible (Word)

Progress on CRPD meeting time:

CRPD statement on the inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 agenda on disability and development

Half-day of General Discussion on Women and Girls with Disabilities - 17 April 2013 (12:00-6:00 pm)

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