COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
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.
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
CRPD 23rd session (17 August to 4 September 2020). (informative note)
Due to COVID-19, all constructive dialogues with the States parties scheduled for this session have been postponed to future sessions. The deadline for submissions of alternative reports from civil society stakeholders for countries of the 23rd session is also postponed until further notice.
14th Pre-Sessional Working Group (7 - 18 September 2020)
The deadline for written contributions is 17 July 2020. More information on the dates and modalities for participation of stakeholders coming soon.
DEADLINE EXTENSION: Nomination of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities moved to 1 October 2020.
Per decision of the Bureau of the Conference of States parties (COSP) on 20 March 2020, the 13th session of the COSP is tentatively scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, in the second week of December 2020*, during which the election of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities will be conducted. As a result, the deadline for nomination of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is extended to 1 October 2020.
*Dates to be confirmed taking account of the ongoing situations of the COVID-19 in the world and the host city New York.