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

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

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Upcoming Events

Call for submissions on draft General Comment No. 6 on equality and non-discrimination
- Spanish version of the draft General Comment No. 6 (versión en español)

November 2017 Submissions

Dates for forthcoming sessions

19th Session (14 February 2018 - 9 March 2018)

9 Pre-Sessional Working Group (12 - 16 March 2018)

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2018 election of Committee Members

Elections date : 12 June 2018

Nomination period: from 12 February to 12 April 2018

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