Our submissions

(contribution to OHCHR study on 'work and employment of persons with disabilities', HRC 22nd session, March 2013)
 
>Shadow report on Paraguay
(contribution to CRPD 8th & 9th sessions, 17-28 Sept 2012; 15-19 April 2013)
 
>Supplementary shadow report on Paraguay (contribution to the CRPD 9th session, 15-19 April 2013) 
 
(contribution to a consultation with NGOs, Intergovernmental process on the strengthening of human rights treaty bodies, letter of 9 August 2012)
 
(contribution to the CRPD 9th session, 15-19 April 2013)
 
>Our submission for the CRPD Day of General Discussion on "Women and Girls with Disability", (17 April 2013) 
 
>Shadow report on El Salvador (contribution to the CRPD 9th
session, 15-19 April 2013)
 
>Shadow report on Austria (contribution to the CRPD 10th session, 2-13 September 2013)
 
>Shadow report on Azerbaijan (contribution to the CRPD 10th session, 2-13 September 2013)
 
>Shadow report on Costa Rica (contribution to the CRPD 10th session, 2-13 September 2013)
 
>Shadow report on Sweden (contribution to the CRPD 11th session, 31 March -11 April 2014)
 
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session 15 September -3 October 2014)
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session and pre-session working group 7-10 October 2014)
 
>Shadow report on Cook Islands ( contribution to the CRPD 12th session and pre-session working group 7-10 October 2014)
 
>Shadow report on Turkmenistan (contribution to the CRPD 12th session and pre-session working group 7-10 October 2014)
 
>Shadow report on Brazil ( contribution to the CRPD 13th session and pre-session working group 20-24 April 2015)

>Shadow report on Gabon ( contribution to the CRPD 13th session and pre-session working group 20-24 April 2015)

>Shadow report on Mauritius ( contribution to the CRPD 13th session and pre-session working group 20-24 April 2015)


   

Newsroom

1. POLICY STATEMENTS
 
>"Employ Enormous Potential" of People with Autism, urges UN Secretary-General in Message for the World Awareness Day (30 March 2015)

>"Sport for All", lauds UN Secretary-General in Video Message to Deaflympics (28 March 2015)


>Inclusive Technology Can Aid Persons with Disabilities in Reaching Their Potential, says UN Secretary-General in Message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (28 November 2014)

 >Inclusion Critical for Equal Participation and Contribution of Persons with Disabilities, says UN Secretary-General in Message to Asia-Pacific Countries on Initiative for Persons with Disabilities(10 November 2014)
 
>Disability is Part of the Human Condition, says UN Secretary-General at UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on Disability and Development (23 September 2013)
 
>We Need to Bridge Gap Between Well-Meaning Commitments and Long Overdue Actions, says UN Secretary-General in Message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (27 November 2012)
 
>More Work Needed to Build Inclusive, Accessible Societies, says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (New York, 19 November 2012)
 
>UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the proclamation of the third Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2013-2022: "Empowering Persons with Disabilities Strengthens Human Solidarity for Everyone" (South Korea, 30 October 2012)
 
 
2. RATIFICATIONS
 
>Kazakhstan ratifies the CRPD Convention (April 2015)
 
>Marshall Islands accede the CRPD Convention (March 2015)
 
>Viet Nam ratifies the CRPD Convention (February 2015)
 
>Congo, Guinea-Bissau and Guyana ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2014)
 
>Grenada ratifies the CRPD Convention (August 2014)
 
 >Angola and Burundi accede/ratify the CRPD Convention (May 2014)
 
>Palestine and Switzerland accede the CRPD Convention (April 2014)
 
>Andorra and Georgia ratify the CRPD Convention (March 2014)
 
>Côte d'Ivoire and Japan ratify the CRPD Convention (January 2014)
 
>Tuvalu accedes the CRPD Convention (December 2013)
 
>Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Venezuela and Zimbabwe accede/ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2013)
 
>Kuwait accedes the CRPD Convention (August 2013) 
 
>Singapore ratifies the CRPD Convention (July 2013)
 
>Norway and Palau ratify the CRPD Convention (June 2013)
 
>Iraq ratifies the CRPD Convention (March 2013)
 
>Albania and Barbados ratify the CRPD Convention (February 2013)

>Cambodia ratifies the CRPD Convention (December 2012)
 
>Dominica and Malta ratify the CRPD Convention (October 2012)

>Israel, Poland and Russia ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2012)
 
 
 3. CRPD AFFAIRS

>CRPD States Parties Reporting Status Update (April 2015)

>CRPD adopts General Comment 1 (on Art 12) and General Comment 2 (on Art 9) and Guidelines on interaction with DPO/NGOs. The CRPD also adopts new views on individual petitions (October 2014)

>CRPD Committee concludes its 9th session and schedules a meeting with States parties for September 2013 (19 April 2013)
 
>CRPD Committee concludes its 8th  session, and schedules day of general discussions on 'women and girls with disabilities' (28 September 2012)
 
>New 9 Members elected to the CRPD Committee (CSP, 10-12 June 2014)
 
 
4. CRPD CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
 
>CRPD adopts Concluding Observations on the initial reports of
>Cook Islands (April 2015)
>Croatia (April 2015)
>Czech Republic (April 2015)
>Dominican Republic(April 2015)
>Germany (April 2015)
>Mongolia (April 2015)
>Turkmenistan (April 2015)
>Belgium (September 2014)
>Denmark (September 2014)
>Ecuador (September 2014)
>Mexico (September 2014)
>New Zealand (September 2014)
>South Korea (September 2014)
>Azerbaijan (April 2014)
>Costa Rica (April 2014)
>Sweden (April 2014)
>Australia (September 2013)
>Austria (September 2013)
>El Salvador (September 2013)
>Paraguay (April 2013)
>Argentina (September 2012)
>China (September 2012)
>Hungary (September 2012) 
>Peru (April 2012),
>Spain (September 2011) and
>Tunisia (April 2011)
 

5. CRPD LIST OF ISSUES
 
>CRPD adopts the List of Issues on Brazil, Gabon, Kenya, Mauritius, Qatar, Ukraine and the European Union (April 2015), and schedules the constructive dialogue with these States for the upcoming 14th session (17 August - 4 September 2015)

>CRPD schedules adoption of List of Issues on Chile, Jordan, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia and Thailand for the upcoming 14th session and subsequent meeting of the pre- session working group (17 August- 11 September 2015)
 
 
6. OTHER TREATY BODIES


 
7. UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

 
 
8. OTHERS
 
>UN Special Rapporteur Rashida Manjoo: Report to the UN General Assembly on violence against women with disabilities (October 2012)

>OHCHR study on violence against women and girls, and disability (HRC, 20th session, June 2012)

>Millennium Development Goals: a disability-inclusive development agenda towards 2015 and beyond (Report of the UN Secretary-General to the 67th session of the UN General Assembly, October 2012) 
 
       


Best practices

With the entry into force of  of the CRPD Convention, states  parties  have started to implement its provisions with the aim of bringing visible changes in the life of persons with disabilities. Below are excerpts of some good practices developed by states.

Contents

 

 
 

Tunisia


  "The Committee welcomes the amendment of article 319 of the Penal Code in 2010, which prohibits all forms of violence against children, regardless of who the perpetrator – including parents or tutors – may be."


Spain

 
 "The Committee notes with satisfaction Act 51/2003 on equality of opportunity, non-discrimination and “universal accessibility” for persons with disabilities as well as its enabling regulations, in particular the royal decrees providing for basic standards of accessibility."
"The Committee commends the State party for establishing independent monitoring mechanisms in full compliance with article 33, paragraph 2, of the Convention."
(CRPD Concluding observations on the initial report of Spain, UN doc. CRPD/C/ESP/CO/1, 19 October 2011, para. 6)



"The Committee commends the State party for the high percentage (78.35 per cent) of enrolment of children with disabilities in the regular education system, and for the efforts made to maintain the funding for programmes for persons with disabilities in times of economic crisis. "
 

Peru


"The Committee notes with satisfaction the efforts made by the State party to implement the Convention through the adoption of laws, policies, plans and programmes, including the following:
Adoption of the Law 29535 on sign language..."
(CRPD Concluding observations on the initial report of  Peru, UN doc. CRPD/C/PER/CO/1, 9 May 2012, para. 5(e))
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 


Upcoming events

14th session of the CRPD Committee (17 August - 4 September 2015)
 
 
A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations  
 
I. Brazil
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs
  
II. European Union 
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report 
2. DPOs
3. IDDC
4. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
5. EASPD
6. ENUSP
7. Belgian centre for equal oportunities
 
 
III. Gabon
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
  
IV. Kenya
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report 
2. Mental disability advocacy center
 
 
V. Mauritius
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children

 
VI. Qatar
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report 
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
 
VII. Ukraine
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report 
2. OPDs 
3. Ukrainian Coalition for persons with intellectual disabilities
  ______________
*(To be adopted at the session) 
 
 
 
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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group
        (7-11 September 2015)
 
 
    Adoption of Lists of Issues
 
VIII. Chile 
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
IX. Jordan 
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
  
X. Lithuania   
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XI. Portugal
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XII. Serbia 
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XIII. Slovakia
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XIV. Thailand
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
  ______________
**(To be adopted at the pre-session) 
 
 
  More information can be found on CRPD website by clicking here.
 
 
 



 

Recent events and developments


13th session of the CRPD Committee (25 March - 17 April 2015)
 
 
A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations

 
I.Cook Islands
 
Contributions from civil society
3. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children 

 
II.Croatia
 
Contributions from civil society
3. DPOs 
 
 
III.Czech Republic
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs/NGOs 12
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
 
IV.Dominican Republic
 
Contributions from civil society
1. OPDs 1234
3. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
 
 
VI. Mongolia
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncianalytic report
2. DPOs  12
4. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
 
VII.Turkmenistan
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
 
B.Adoption of List of Issues

 
VIII. European Union 
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs
2. IDDC
3. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
4. EASPD
5. ENUSP
6. Belgian centre for equal oportunities
  _____________
*(To be adopted at the session) 
 
  
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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group
             (20-24 April 2015)
 
 
    Further Adoption of Lists of Issues
 
IX.Brazil
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs
 
 
X.Gabon
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
  
XI.Kenya
 
Contributions from civil society
1. Mental disability advocacy center
 
 
XII.Mauritius
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children

 
XIII.Qatar
 
Contributions from civil society
1. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children
 
 
XIV.Ukraine
 
Contributions from civil society
1. OPDs 
2. Ukrainian Coalition for persons with intellectual disabilities
  ______________
**(To be adopted at the pre-session) 
 
 
# DGD on the Right to Education of Persons with Disabilities (15 April 2015, Palais des Nations, Geneva)
 
 The CRPD Committee is seekingsubmissions for the Day of General Discussion on the Right to Education of Persons with Disabilities to be held on 15 April 2015 in Geneva.
 
 
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At the 13th session, the CRPD Committee has also adopted new views on individual petitions. 
 
 
  More information can be found on CRPD website by clicking here.
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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