Our submissions

"Right to serve in the Army"
(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)

UN treaty body reform
(contribution to a consultation with NGOs, Intergovernmental process on the strengthening of human rights treaty bodies, letter of 9 August 2012)

Shadow report on Australia
(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)

Shadow report on Mexico
(contribution to the CRPD 12th session 15 September -3 October 2014)

Shadow report on Mongolia
(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)

Shadow report on Portugal
(contribution to the CRPD 14th session and pre-session working group 17 August - 11 September 2015)

Shadow report on Serbia
(contribution to the CRPD 14th session and pre-session working group 17 August - 11 September 2015)

Shadow report on Thailand
(contribution to the CRPD 14th session and pre-session working group 17 August - 11 September 2015)


Newsroom

1. POLICY STATEMENTS

 "We Can Move World Forward by Leaving No One Behind", says UN Secretary-General in Message  for International Day of Persons with Disabilities (25 November 2015)

"Dignity Integral to Healthy, Fulfilling Lives for Persons with Mental Disabilities", says UN Secretary-General in World Mental Health Day Message (8 October 2015)

"Disabilities are Part of Human Diversity", says UN Secretary-General in Message to World Federation of Deaf (28 July 2015)

"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)

"The new sustainable development goals must address equality and help build a life of dignity for all, including persons with disabilities" says UN SG in Message for the World Down Syndrome Day (20 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

Sao Tome and Principe  accedes the CRPD Convention (November 2015)

Bahamas and DRC ratify/accede the CRPD Convention (September 2015)

Gambia accedes the CRPD Convention (July 2015)

Madagascar and Trinidad and Tobago ratify the CRPD Convention (June 2015)

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)

CĂ´te 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),Guidelines on Article 14 (liberty and security of persons with disabilities) 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

5. CRPD LIST OF ISSUES

CRPD adopts the List of Issues on Chile, Lithuania, Portugal, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, and Uganda, and schedules the constructive dialogue with these States for the upcoming 15th session (29 March 2016 - 21 April 2016)

CRPD schedules adoption of List of Issues on Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Colombia, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Italy, Republic of Moldova, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay for the meeting of the pre-sessional working group and upcoming 15th session (21 March 2016 - 21 April 2016)

6. OTHER TREATY BODIES

The Committee against Torture shares the CRPD concerns at possible practices of ill-treatment against persons with disabilities in Peru (November 2012)

7. UNIVERSAL PERIODIC REVIEW

UPR of Peru insists on the implementation gaps found by the CRPD Committee (November 2012)

UPR of Argentina insists on the implementation gaps found by the CRPD Committee (October 2012)

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)

       

News update

Upcoming, ongoing:
  1. 11th session of the CRPD Committee (31 March-14 April 2013)
  2. International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2013)
  3. CRPD States Parties Reporting Status -Update ( October 2013)
Recent events
  1. High-Level meeting of the UN General Assembly on disability and development (23 September 2013)
  2. 10th session of the CRPD Committee (2-13 September 2013)
  3. 6th session of the Conference of States parties to the CRPD Convention (17-19 July 2013)
  4. CRPD Committee concludes 9th session and schedules meeting with States parties for September 2013 (19 April 2013)
  5. DisabCouncil to hold a side event on persons with disabilities in Paraguay for the CRPD Committee (15 April 2013)
  6. 9th session of the CRPD Committee (15-19 April 2013)
  7. 6th Interactive Debate of the Human Rights Council on "Work and Employment of Persons with Disabilities" (22nd session HRC, 25 Feb- 22 Mar 2013)
  8. Albania and Barbados ratify the CRPD Convention (February 2013)
  9. Paraguay submits its Reply to the List of Issues of the CRPD Committee (January 2013) (Spanish text only)
  10. Cambodia ratifies the CRPD Convention (December 2012)
  11. International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December 2012)
  12. "We Need to Bridge Gap Between Well-Meaning Commitments and Long Overdue Actions", Says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Message for the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, observed 3 December 2012 (27 November 2012)
  13. The Committee against Torture shares the CRPD concerns at possible practices of ill-treatment against persons with disabilities in Peru (November 2012)
  14. "More Work Needed to Build Inclusive, Accessible Societies", Says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (New York, 19 November 2012)
  15. UPR of Peru insists on the implementation gaps found by the CRPD Committee (November 2012)
  16. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the proclamation of the third Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities 2012-2013: "Empowering Persons with Disabilities Strengthens Human Solidarity for Everyone"(South Korea, 30 October 2012)
  17. UPR of Argentina insists on the implementation gaps found by the CRPD Committee (October 2012)
  18. Dominica and Malta ratify the CRPD Convention (October 2012)
  19. 8th session of the CRPD Committee (17-28 September 2012). The CRPD adopts Concluding Observations on the initial reports of Argentina, China and Hungary and the list of issues on the initial report of Paraguay.
  20. Israel, Poland and Russia ratify the CRPD Convention (September 2012)
  21. Elections for half of the members (9) of the CRPD Committee (CSP, 12 September 2012, New York)
  22. 5th session of the Conference of States parties to the CRPD (CSP, 12-14 September 2012, New York)
  23. 20th session of the Human Rights Council (OHCHR thematic study on the issue of violence against women and girls with disability) (18 June -6 July 2012)
  24. The CRPD Committee adopts its first Views on an individual petition (Case of Ms. H.M. against Sweden) (April 2012)
  25. The CRPD adopts the Concluding Observations on the report of Peru (April 2012)
  26. The CRPD adopts Lists of Issues on the reports of Argentina, China and Hungary and schedules review of these reports for the 8th session of the Committee in September 2012 (April 2012)
  27. DisabCouncil's Reporting Guidelines for National NGOs are now available (November 2011)




Upcoming events

15th session of the CRPD Committee (29 March - 21 April 2016)

A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations

I. Chile 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. CIMUNIDIS 1,2,3

II. Lithuania 
SP report
List of Issues  & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. ALGOJIMAS
3. Lithuanian Forum for Disabled

III. Portugal 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

IV. Serbia
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs
3. Mental Disability Rights Initiative-Serbia
4. Protector of citizens (Ombudsman) of Serbia

V. Slovakia 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs
3. Slovak national HR center

VI. Thailand 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. National HRC Thailand

VII. Uganda 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations(tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

 

B. Adoption of Lists of Issues

VIII. Bolivia
SP report 
List of Issues (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Red Iquidad

IX. Guatemala 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)*

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Comisi¨®n Informe Alternativo Convenci¨®n sobre Derechos de las Personas con discapacidad-Guatemala

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*(To be adopted at the session) 

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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group
(21-24 March 2016)

Adoption of Lists of Issues

X. Colombia 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)**

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

XI. Ethiopia 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)**

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

XII. Italy 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)**

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

XIII. Moldova 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)**

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

XIV. UAE 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)**

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

XV. Uruguay 
SP report
List of Issues (tba)**

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

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**(To be adopted at the pre-session) 
 

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CRPD is seeking comments on its Draft Comment on the Right to Inclusive Education (article 24 CRPD Convention) by 15 January 2016.


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Recent events and developments

14th session of the CRPD Committee (17 August - 4 September 2015)

A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations

I. Brazil 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs

II. European Union 
SP report
List of Issues Replies
Concluding Observations

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 opportunities


III. Gabon 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children


IV. Kenya 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations

Contributions from civil society
1. Mental disability advocacy center
2. USPK, KAIH & MDAC 
3. Kenyan national HR commission
4. United Disabled Persons Kenya


V. Mauritius 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children


VI. Qatar 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations
Comments to Concluding Observations

Contributions from civil society
1. Global initiative to end corporal punishment of children


VII. Ukraine 
SP report
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding Observations

Contributions from civil society
1. OPDs
2. Ukrainian Coalition for persons with intellectual disabilities
3. National assembly of PD Ukraine


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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-Sessional Working Group
(7-11 September 2015)

Adoption of Lists of Issues

VIII. Chile 
SP report 
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1.CIMUNIDIS 1,2,3


IX. Lithuania 
SP report
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1. ALGOJIMAS
2. Lithuanian Forum for Disabled


X. Portugal 
SP report
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs


XI. Serbia
SP report
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. DPOs
3. Mental Disability Rights Initiative-Serbia
4. Protector of citizens (Ombudsman) of Serbia


XII. Slovakia 
SP report
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs
2. Slovak national HR center

XIII. Thailand 
SP report
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. National HRC Thailand


XIV. Uganda 
SP report
List of Issues

Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs


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CRPD is seeking comments on its Draft comment on women with disabilities (article 6 CRPD Convention) by 24 July 2015.


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