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

Upcoming session and pre session

20th session (27 August - 21 September 2018)

10th pre session (24 – 27 September 2018)

Informative note for DPOs, CSOs, NHRIs and IMFs

Accreditation webpage will open in early July 2018.

Draft general comment No. 7 Article 4.3 and 33.3 on Participation of persons with disabilities in the implementation and monitoring of the Convention
English version of the draft, please click here

Day of General Discussion on articles 4.3 and 33.3, Monday 11 June 2018
Please see the programme of the day of general discussion

Call for submission - Deadline 15 May 2018 : click here for the Written submissions

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