Thematic study on the right to access to justice under article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

In its Resolution 31/6, the Human Rights Council requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to submit its annual study on the rights of persons with disabilities prior to the thirty-seventh session of the Council, which focuses on article 13 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (hereon, CRPD or Convention). This study should be undertaken in consultation with States and other relevant stakeholders, regional organizations, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, civil society organizations, including organizations of persons with disabilities, and national human. The Council also requested OHCHR to require that contributions be submitted in an accessible format and be made available together with the report in an easy read-version on the OHCHR website.

Please, find here the submissions to the report:


  1. Argentina
  2. Australia
  3. Chile
  4. Colombia
  5. Cyprus
  6. Estonia
  7. Finland
  8. France
  9. Germany
  10. Greece
  11. Kuwait
  12. Mexico
  13. Montenegro
  14. Peru
  15. Portugal
  16. Serbia
  17. Slovenia
  18. Sweden
  19. Switzerland
  20. Thailand
  21. Togo
  22. Turkey

National Human Rights Institutions & monitoring frameworks

  1. Armenia
  2. Belgium
  3. Colombia
  4. Philippines
  5. Denmark
  6. European Union
  7. Guatemala
  8. Latvia
  9. Mexico 1-2-3
  10. Nepal
  11. Portugal
  12. Slovakia
  13. South Africa 1-2
  14. United Kingdom

Regional Organizations

  1. Council of Europe 1-2
  2. Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Civil Society Organizations & individuals
  1. ARCH Disability Law Centre & Council of Canadians with Disabilities
  2. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust
  3. Bulgarian Center for Not-for-Profit Law
  4. Centre for Human Rights University Pretoria
  5. Child Rights International Network
  6. Center for the Human Rights of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry
  7. Disability Organizations Joint Front, Sri Lanka
  8. DLA Piper 1-2
  9. Documenta
  10. Fédération Suisse des Sourds SGB-FSS
  11. Jordanian Deaf Special-Interest Group
  12. Kenya Association for the Intellectually Handicapped
  13. Malta Federation of Organisation Persons with Disability
  14. Marcela Benavides Muñoz & Francisca Figueroa San Martín
  15. Mental Disability Advocacy Center
  16. National Deaf Children's Society
  17. Plena inclusion
  18. Reachers Philanthropy
  19. Swedish Disability Rights Federation 1-2
  20. World Federation of the Deaf & World Association
  21. Women Enabled International