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Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities


Introduction

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.

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

RECENT EVENTS AND DEVELOPMENTS

CRPD AND TREATY BODY STRENGTHENING

FUTURE SESSIONS:

PROGRESS ON CRPD MEETING TIME:

PUBLICATIONS

Handbook for parliamentarians on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disability

Handbook for parliamentarians on the ConventionFrom Exclusion to Equality
Realizing the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
 
The Handbook was jointly prepared by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).
Release date: October, 2007
English

Monitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with disability: Guidance for HR Monitors

Guidance for HR MonitorsMonitoring the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Guidance for Human Rights Monitors (PDF)
Release date: April 2010
English and Russian.

 
The Convention and its Optional Protocol
The Committee

Introduction
Membership
Sessions
Day of general discussion
Working Methods:
A-C-E-F-R-S
Reports to the General Assembly
A/68/55
A-C-E-F-R-S
A/66/55
A-C-E-F-R-S
Rules of Procedure:
A-C-E-F-R-S
Statements
Press releases 
Elections
Secretariat contact details

 

Reporting to the Committee

Reporting Guidelines:
English (PDF)
EnglishFrench -Russian - Spanish -Chinese - Arabic (Word)

Feature stories
Related Links
Petitions

Individual complaints
Jurisprudence

Fact sheet on the procedure for submitting communications to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the Optional Protocol to the Convention
E - F - R - S - A - C

Guidelines for submission of communications to the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under the Optional Protocol to the Convention
E - F - R - S - A - C

 

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External links

Disability Council International

International Disability Alliance

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