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.

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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)

Accreditation : Register online to the 20th Session of CRPD. The accreditation period begins on 15 July 2018 and ends on 21 September 2018. "According to information provided by the service provider, the accreditation system is 70% accessible". Please note that the forms used in the past are thus no longer required.

10th pre session (24 – 27 September 2018)

Informative note for DPOs, CSOs, NHRIs and IMFs

Recent Events and Developments

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)

Events

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

Statements

 "Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities calling States parties to oppose the draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention" - English in Word

Joint statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 29 August 2018

Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities on the International Day of Sign Languages (Word) 

Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Inclusion and full participation of persons with disabilities and their representative organizations in the implementation of the convention (Word)

Joint Declaration by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the Global Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions (Word)

Statement on "Achieving gender balance and equitable geographical distribution in the elections of members of the Committee"

2018 election of Committee Members

Results of the election of the members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2018 (results available at the end of the webpage)

General Comments

General Comment No. 6 on Article 5: Equality and non-discrimination (Adopted 9 March 2018)

Training

OHCHR Training Package on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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CPRD 10 years

 

 
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