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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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Upcoming Events

Due to prevailing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, the 24th session will be held on-line from 8 March – 1 April 2021 (TBC). The Committee has scheduled the public virtual constructive dialogue with Estonia, on a pilot exceptional basis, on 12, 15, and 17 March 2021. The deadline for written contributions and requesting participation in the civil society country briefing for Estonia is 5 February 2021. All other constructive dialogues are postponed (new dates to be announced in 2021). The Committee has also scheduled a public Day of General Discussion as part of the process of drafting a General Comment on Art. 27, the right to work and employment, on 22 and 24 March 2021. Further details will be posted in early 2021.

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