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Committee on Rights of Persons with Disabilities publishes findings on Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic, Mongolia and Cook Islands

GENEVA (17 April 2015) – The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities has published its findings on the countries it examined during its latest session from 25 March to 17 April: Germany, Croatia, Czech Republic, Turkmenistan, Dominican Republic, Mongolia and Cook Islands.

The findings, officially termed concluding observations, contain positive aspects of the respective State’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and also main matters of concern and recommendations.

The concluding observations can be found here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=982&Lang=en
During its March-April session, the Committee also held a day-long discussion on the right to inclusive education for people disabilities. The meeting in Geneva on 15 May brought together leading experts, and representatives of government, UN agencies, national human rights institutions, and NGOs, including disabled persons’ organisations.

The Committee will use the outcome of this discussion as part of its work on a General Comment, which is an authoritative commentary, on the right to education as set out in Article 24* of the Convention. 

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More information on the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/CRPDIndex.aspx

Article 24: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/HRBodies/CRPD/Pages/ConventionRightsPersonsWithDisabilities.aspx#24