Study on the right to liberty and security of persons with disabilities - Call for submissions

For her report to the Human Rights Council, 40th session, the Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Ms. Catalina Devandas Aguilar, intends to focus on the right to liberty and security of persons with disabilities.

The Special Rapporteur intends to undertake an innovative research on the various forms of deprivation of liberty experienced exclusively by persons with disabilities across the globe. In her report, she aims to examine the global challenges in relation to securing enjoyment of the right to liberty and security of person by persons with disabilities on an equal basis with others, identify disability-specific forms of deprivation of liberty and scrutinize them through the lens of human rights, as well as to present emerging trends and good practices related to securing implementation of this right.

The Special Rapporteur invites Governments, National Human Rights Institutions, independent monitoring mechanisms, civil society organizations and networks, including organizations of persons with disabilities, and other relevant stakeholders, to contribute by submitting replies to the questionnaire below (click to download the questionnaire in word format).

Questionnaire:

Due to limited capacity for translation, we kindly request that you submit your answers, if possible, in English, French or Spanish and, no later than 30 May 2017. Please keep your responses concise.

We would be grateful if your submissions, in accessible formats (Word), could be sent electronically to: sr.disability@ohchr.org

Please, to identify your response use the email title “Submission to study on the right to liberty and security of persons with disabilities”.

All responses will be posted in the official web page of the Rapporteur unless explicitly indicated otherwise.

List of replies received: Only official responses in accessible format have been posted

Member States

  • Armenia
  • Chile
  • Colombia (response in non-accessible format, but available upon request)
  • Cyprus
  • Denmark (response in non-accessible format, but available upon request)
  • Estonia (response in non-accessible format, but available upon request)
  • Honduras
  • Mauritania (response in non-accessible format, but available upon request)
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • New Zealand
  • Republic of Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Togo
  • Turkey (response in non-accessible format, but available upon request)

NHRI

Civil society, including DPOs

Individuals (response available upon request)

  • Anjorin Elizabeth
  • Glenn Floyd
  • John Chesterman
  • Rene Talbot and Uwe Pankow