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UN Disability Rights Committee to review France and Djibouti

GENEVA (16 August 2021) —The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) will review France and Djibouti during its latest session from 16 August - 17 September.

The two countries are among the 184 States parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 18 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention and the Committee's previous recommendations.

The CRPD, which has received the respective country reports as well as submissions from non-governmental organizations, will discuss a range of issues with the two State delegations through online public dialogues on the following dates:

France dialogue: 18, 20, 23 August from 12:30 to 14:30 Geneva time

Djibouti dialogue: 27 August from 12:00 to 14:30
                              30 August and 1 September from 12:30 to 15:00 Geneva time

The public dialogues will be livecast on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

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For more information and media requests in Geneva, please contact:
Vivian Kwok at +41 (0) 22 917 9362 /
vkwok@ohchr.org or UN Human Rights Office Media Section at +41 (0) 22 928 9855 / media@ohchr.org

Background
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities monitors States parties’ compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities which to date has 184 States parties. The Committee is made up of 18 members who are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.

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