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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

Recent Events and Developments

15 April 2015, Day of General Discussion on the Right to Education

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

Joint Statement by Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Special Envoy of the Secretary-General on Disability and Accessibility (3 December 2014)

Statement on Disability inclusion in the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and beyond (September 2014)

Statement on Article 14 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (September 2014)

Outcome of the meeting between the Committee and national human rights institutions and independent national monitoring mechanisms CRPD/C/12/2 Annex V

Guidelines for the participation of Disabled Persons Organizations (DPOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)in the work of the Committee (April 2014)

Outline of the Draft general comment on article 6 (women and girls with disabilities)

Statement on Sustainable Development Goals-January 2014 (PDF) & (Word) and On the inclusion of the rights of persons with disabilities in the post 2015-agenda on disability and development

Opinion of the Committee on the Revision of the Standard Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners (PDF) & Accessible (Word)

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