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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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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or its Optional Protocol

Upcoming Events

NEW: 15 April 2015, Day of General Discussion on the Right to Education. Call for Submissions: Deadline 20 March 2015

Right to education: CRPD holds day of general discussion

13th session of the Committee, 25 March-17 April 2015

Accreditation for CRPD 13th Session and Day of General Discussion

  1. Participants will be accredited for the 13th Session and the Day of General Discussion and will access Palais des Nations with the same badges.
  2. All badges should be collected at Palais Wilson Security from 25 March 2015 onwards.
  3. For Participants who need accreditation, please fill in the Accreditation form and send to: aquist@ohchr.org by 31 March 2015.

3rd Pre-sessional Working Group of the Committee, 20-24 April 2015

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