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

21st session (11 March - 5 April 2019)

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11th pre session (8 -11 April 2019)

General Comment 7

Article 4.3 and 33.3: Participation with persons with disabilities in the implementation and monitoring of the Convention (Adopted 21 September 2018)


Celebration of the International Day of Sign Languages. UNOG - programme of the day in PDF and CRPD - programme of the meeting in Word

Celebration of the 10th years of activities of the Committee - Programme in English Word and
Rapport in English Word

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CPRD 10 years


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