Contributions for the consultative meeting with stakeholders on legal measures key for the ratification and effective implementation of the CRPD (24 October 2008)

In preparation of the study, OHCHR held a one-day consultation meeting on 24 October 2008. Through this Consultation, the Office aimed at:

  • Present national experiences in the ratification of the Convention;
  • Identify and discuss key priority areas for implementation of the Convention, with a focus on equality and non-discrimination measures in particular in the areas of legal capacity and education;
  • Identify and reflect on the structure and role of national mechanisms for national implementation and monitoring;
  • Identify and reflect on potential gaps and obstacles to effective implementation of the Convention at country level.

The meeting was open to the participation of Member States, inter-governmental organizations, national human rights institutions, representatives from non-governmental organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities as well as other interested individuals. The report of the consultation outlines the main points raised during the discussioins. Report of the consultation.

Stakeholders’ contributions on legal measures for the ratification and implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

OHCHR has received has received over 60 responses from States, National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), and civil society including organizations of persons with disabilities


  1. Afghanistan
  2. Argentina
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Bahrain 1, 2, 3 [Arabic versions]
  5. Bangladesh
  6. Bosnia Herzegovina
  7. Bulgaria
  8. Canada
  9. Chile
  10. Colombia
  11. Costa Rica
  12. Croatia
  13. Cuba
  14. Cyprus
  15. Ecuador
  16. Egypt
  17. Finland
  18. France
  19. Greece
  20. Guatemala
  21. Hungary
  22. Israel
  23. Jamaica
  24. Lebanon
  25. Mali
  26. Mexico
  27. Monaco
  28. Nepal
  29. New Zealand
  30. Niger
  31. Panama
  32. Qatar
  33. Republic of Kazakhstan | English
  34. Republic of Korea
  35. Republic of Mauritius
  36. Romania
  37. Slovak Republic
  38. Spain
  39. Switzerland
  40. Thailand
  41. Turkey

Civil society organizations

  1. Association of Disabled Females (Liberia)
  2. Bulgarian Helsinki Committee
  3. Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales (Argentina)
  4. Faith and Hope Welfare Association (Bangladesh)
  5. Federation of and for people with disabilities (Kenya)
  6. FUNCAEDES (El Salvador)
  7. Global Initiative for Inclusive ICT and Development
  8. IDA-CRPD Forum
  9. International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC)
  10. Inva Sodeystivie (Georgia)
  11. Italian Disability Forum
  12. Krityanand UNESCO Club (India)
  13. Landmine Survivors Network (El Salvador)
  14. Mental Disability Advocacy Centre (Hungary)
  15. Northern Ireland Disability Action
  16. People Who (USA)
  17. Prothese Disability Economic Empowerment Project Services (Nigeria)


  1. Azerbaijan, Office of the Ombudsmen
  2. Cayman Island, Human Rights Committee
  3. Costa Rica, Defensoría de los Habitantes [Word Document]
  4. China, Department of Hong-Kong, Equal Opportunities Commission
  5. France, Commission nationale consultative des droits de l’homme
  6. Germany, Institute for Human Rights
  7. Ireland, Irish Human Rights Commission
  8. Mexico, Comisión Nacional de los Derechos Humanos
  9. Nicaragua, Procuraduría para la Defensa de los Derechos Humanos
  10. Niger, Commission de droits de l’homme
  11. Norway, Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
  12. Paraguay, Defensoría del Pueblo
  13. Sierra Leone, Human Rights Commission
  14. Sweden, Office of the Disability Ombudsman