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COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

Draft General Comment on Article 12 of the Convention - Equal Recognition before the Law & Draft General Comment on Article 9 of the Convention - Accessibility

Call for Comments:

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities invites all interested stakeholders to comment on the initial following Draft General Comments, which were adopted in September 2013, during the Committee’s 10th session:  Draft General Comment on Article 12 of the Convention – Equal Recognition before the Law, and Drfat General Comment on article 9 of the Convention- accessibility :

These initial drafts are the outcome of an extensive consultation process, which has involved Day of General Discussions on each subject,  as well as a high number of submissions from persons with disabilities, disabled persons organizations (DPO’s), national human rights institutions and other stakeholders. As a result, these initial drafts which incorporate the various perspectives from all contributions were prepared and are now available for comments.

Member states, National Human Rights Institution and monitoring independent mechanisms under art.33.2 of the UNCRPD,  Disabled persons organisations (DPO’s) and persons with disabilities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), , research institutions, and academics are therefore invited to provide their comments in writing to crpd@ohchr.org.

If the submission relates to the draft General Comment No1 (2013) on Equal Recognition Before the Law,  the subject matter of the email should indicate:   submission related to the Draft General Comment No.1 on article 12.

If the submission relates to the draft General Comment No2 (2013) on accessibility,  the subject matter of the email should indicate:   submission related to the Draft General Comment No.2 on article 9.

All submissions should:

  • be submitted in one of the languages of the Secretariat - in English, French or Spanish; 
  • be no more than 6 pages long,; in the case of coalitions of DPOs or NGOs submissions can be 12 pages long; 
  • be sent in WORD 97/2003 format;  and
  • suggest possible recommendations to facilitate the work of the Committee.

All submissions will subsequently be posted on the webpage dedicated to the Draft General Comments

Deadline:

Comments must be submitted by 28 February 2014. Strict respect for this deadline only will ensure the Committee’s attention to the submitted documents.

I. Draft General Comment on Article 12 - on Equal Recognition before the Law
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish 

Submissions:

  1. A.C.T. Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service-ADACAS
  2. Advocacy for Inclusion
  3. Advocates for Human Rights
  4. Alamo-Peru
  5. Association of Ontarians with Disabilities (AODA)
  6. Australian Human rights Centre (AHRC), People with Disability (PWD) & Australian Centre for Disability Law (ACDL)
  7. Australian Human Rights Commission
  8. Austrian Monitoring Committee
  9. Autistic Minority International
  10. Beaupert and Steele
  11. BPE-Bundesverband Psychiatrie-Erfahrener e.V.-Federal Organisation of Ex-Users and Survivors of Psychiatry in Germany
  12. Canadian Association for Community Living
  13. Centre pour l'égalité des chances et la lutte contre le racisme-CECLR
  14. Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (CELS) Spanish & English
  15. Clinica Juridica en Discapacidad y Derechos Humanos-Pontifica Universidad Católica de Peru
  16. Colectivo del Interés Público
  17. Danish Institute for Human Rights
  18. Défenseur des Droits-France
  19. Denmark
  20. Disabled People's Organisation Denmark (DPOD)
  21. Dr. Andreas Dimopoulos-Brunei University
  22. Dr. Colin Harper
  23. Dr George Szmukler-Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College-London
  24. Dr. Jill Stavert-Edinburgh Napier University
  25. Dr. Lucy Series
  26. Dr Santosh Kumar Mishra
  27. Dream-Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets-Training Network
  28. Dutch National Human Rights Institute
  29. Equality and Human Rights Commission, Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission & Scottish Human Rights Commission
  30. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
    1-2-3
  31. Essex Autonomy Project
  32. Federal Republic of Germany
  33. Finland-National Human Rights Institution
  34. France
  35. Fundatia- "Pentru Voi"
  36. FUTUPEMA
  37. Hand In Hand Foundation (Kézenfogva Alapítvány)
  38. Human Rights Watch
  39. Hungary
  40. Inclusion Europe
  41. Inclusion International
  42. Joint Submission by individuals and organizations
  43. Korean Alliance on mental illness (KAMI)
  44. Law Society of Scotland
  45. Manantial Foundation
  46. Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC)
  47. Mental Health Interest Forum-MHIF
  48. Ms. Alicia Barrera
  49. Ms. Maria Teresa Fernàndez Vázquez
  50. Ms. Maria Walls
  51. Ms. Tina Minkowitz
  52. National Association of Professional Guardians-BdB-Bundesverband der Berufsbetreuer/innen
  53. New Zealand
  54. Norway
  55. Norwegian Federation of Organizations of Disabled Persons
  56. Open Society Foundation, 1-2
  57. Organisation for Promoting and Defending Rights of Persons with Psychosocial Disabilities in Republic of Moldova
  58. Partnership to Ensure Reform of Supports in Other Nations (PERSON)
  59. SENT-Slovenian Association for Mental Health
  60. Sociedad y Discapacidad (Sodis-Peru)
  61. Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  62. Swedish Disability Federation
  63. Swedish National Association for Persons with Intellectual Disabilities
  64. Swedish National Association for Social and Mental Health
  65. Unapei
  66. University of Briston-Human Rights Inplementation Centre (HRIC)
  67. University of Cambridge-Cambridge Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Group
  68. WNUSP-World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry and CHRUSP-Center for Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
  69. World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP)-Amended Text
  70. World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry (WNUSP)-Priorities
  71. Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) 1-2
  72. World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (WAPR)
  73. World Federation of the Deaf

II.  Draft General Comment on Article 9 - Accessibility
Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish 

Submissions:

  1. Access Association
  2. A.C.T. Disability, Aged and Carer Advocacy Service
  3. Advocates for Human Rights
  4. Australia
  5. Autistic Minority International
  6. Alicia Barrera
  7. Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)
  8. Centre for Disability Law and Policy-University of Western Cape
  9. Centre for Disability Studies-University of Leeds
  10. Centre for Regional Policy Research and Cooperation "Studiorum"
  11. Centre for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and Women Enabled Inc
  12. Centre pour l'égalité des chances et la lutte contre le racisme-CECLR
  13. Comité Español de Personas con Discapacidad (CERMI)
  14. Denmark
  15. Disabled People's Organisation Denmark (DPOD)
  16. European Commission
  17. European Economic and Social committee-ECSC
  18. European Union of the Deaf-EUD
  19. Finland-National Human Rights Institution
  20. G3ict
  21. Gateshead Access Panel
  22. Global eHealth Unit-Imperial College London
  23. Hand In Hand Foundation (Kézenfogva Alapítvány)
  24. Human Rights Watch
  25. Hungary-Ministry of State for
  26. International Disability Alliance- IDA
  27. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  28. Maike Faust & Environment Health Clinic Women's College Hospital (English and Deutsch)
  29. Mental Health Interest Forum-MHIF
  30. Ms Caroline Gooding
  31. Mr. Colin Harper
  32. Norwegian Federation of Organizations of Disabled Persons
  33. Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)
  34. Society for Public Health Education-SOPHE
  35. Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  36. Stop Discrimination-Norway
  37. Swedish Disability Federation
  38. The Danish Institute for Human Rights
  39. The Dream-Disability Rights Expanding Accessible Markets-Training Network
  40. The Law Society of Scotland
  41. United Nations Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF)
  42. World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) & World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI)
  43. ZERO PROJECT-
    1. Zero project-Executuve Summary, 2. Zero Project on Draft Gen Comment on Article 9, 3. Zero Project 2014-Report on Accessibility
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