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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

World Mental Health Day - 10 October 2020

Nomination of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities moved to 1 October 2020

Per decision of the Bureau of the Conference of States parties (COSP) on 20 March 2020, the 13th session of the COSP is tentatively scheduled to take place at the United Nations Headquarters, New York, in the second week of December 2020*, during which the election of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities will be conducted. As a result, the deadline for nomination of nine members of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is extended to 1 October 2020. *Dates to be confirmed taking account of the ongoing situations of the COVID-19 in the world and the host city New York.

The CRPD Committee is working intersessionally until its next session tentatively scheduled in March 2021. There are no upcoming sessions in the remainder of 2020.

In-person 24th session tentatively scheduled from 8- 26 March 2021. Subject to confirmation, due to the exceptional circumstances of COVID-19 worldwide, constructive dialogues with the States parties initially scheduled for March 2020 are:

  • Informative note for OPDs, CSOs, NHRIs and IMFs
  • Provisional agenda
The deadline for written contributions and for requesting participation in a country briefing : 5 February 2021
Draft General Comment on work and employment- call for submissions and Day of General Discussion: dates and further details available soon.
15th pre-sessional working group (29 March – 1 April 2021) more information expected by early 2021.

Recent Events and Developments

Online CRPD 23rd session (17 August to 4 September 2020). 

Online 14th Pre-Sessional Working Group (7 - 18 September 2020) 

“COVID-19 and the human rights of persons with disabilities” - Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities – Adopted the 9 June 2020

Inquiry concerning Hungary carried out by the Committee under article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention and Observations from the State party

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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