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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

DUE TO THE LACK OF QUORUM IN THE COMMITTEE, CRPD 23RD SESSION (9 – 27 MARCH) HAS BEEN POSTPONED.

In light of the current coronavirus outbreak, the Bureau of the CRPD decided on 13 March 2020 that its Pre-sessional working group would adopt the six Lists of issues and one List of Issues prior to reporting. Due to the extraordinary situation, the Committee will adopt its pre-sessional documents based on all the information that has been made available to it prior to the postponement of the 23rd session.

Further information related to the next session and Programme of work of the Committee will be posted on the website soon

Recent Events and Developments

22nd session (26 August - 20 September 2019) - Web links for accessible information: Captioning

12 Pre-Sessional Working Group (23 - 27 September 2019)

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 on 19 September 2019. UNOG - programme of the day in PDF

Celebration of the 10th years of activities of the Committee - Programme in English Word and
Rapport in English Word


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CPRD 10 years

 

 
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