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)
 

 

Newsroom

1. POLICY STATEMENTS

 
>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)

 
 
2. RATIFICATIONS
 
>C├┤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 (October 2013)

>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, 9-12 September 2012)


4. CRPD CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS

*CRPD adopts Concluding Observations on the initial reports of
>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 Azerbaijan, Costa Rica and Sweden (September 2013) and schedules the constructive dialogue with these States for the upcoming 11th session (31 March-14 April 2014)

*CRPD schedules adoption of List of Issues on Germany for the upcoming 11th session (31 March-14 April 2014)
 
 
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)  
 
       

Regional projects

 

DisabCouncil's capacity building, awareness raising and advocacy initiatives by regions

 

One of the pillars of DisabCouncil's Action plan is building capacities, awareness raising and advocacy work at regional, national and local levels for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities. Work is done in these areas:
 
a) empowering national civil society organizations and persons and communities of persons with disabilities themselves, with the tools to contribute for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities (through development of tools and initiatives such as reporting guidelines, workshops, joint submissions to the CRPD and other international forums, development and implementation of joint local projects contributing to the realization of the rights of persons with disabilities to education, employment, participation in political life, and the right to vote, full legal capacity, life in community among others, including support in successful advocacy of those rights before national and international institutions; wide dissemination of information about the performance of relevant states in protecting the rights of persons with disabilities by regions, including publication of States' reports, and other official documents such as Views and decisions of international institutions, concluding observations, statements, court's decisions and official public positions of the relevant states, as well as DisabCouncil's commentaries, shadow reports, and position papers on that performance, etc);
 
b) providing assistance to States parties in the design and realization of short medium and long term programs and plans of implementation of the CRPD Convention, including legal and institutional reforms, accessibility projects etc and development of national capacities for the preparation of national reports to the CRPD;
 
c) empowering persons with disabilities directly with the tools to protect and promote their human rights (such as concrete projects in the employment, education and other areas), including support in successful advocacy of those rights before national and international institutions, to facilitate their inclusion in society.
 

Click the links below to go to the projects for countries in the relevant regions
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
 


 


Upcoming events

11th session of the CRPD Committee (31 March-11 April 2014)
 
 
A. Adoption of Concluding Observations
 
I. Azerbaijan
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Independent Life 1, 2
3. UPDOs 1 , 2
 
 
 
II. Costa Rica
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. OPDs 1, 2
 
 
 
III. Sweden 
Concluding observations (tba)* 
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
4. Swedish 'equally unique'
 
 
 
B.Adoption of List of Issues
 
IV.Mexico
List of Issues (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. OPDs 1, 2
 
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*(To be adopted at the session) 
 
 
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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-session Working Group
         (14 -17 April 2014)
 
 Further Adoptions of Lists of Issues
 
 
V.Belgium
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. GRIP  1, 2
 
 
 
VI. Denmark
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs
 
 
 
VII.Ecuador
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
 
 
 
VIII. Germany
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
3. BRK-Allianz 1, 2
 
 
 
IX.New Zealand
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
2. DPOs
 
 
 
X.Republic of Korea
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs
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**(To be adopted at the pre-session) 
 
 
More information on the pre-session meeting available by clicking here.
 
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>CRPD is seeking comments on its draft guidelines on interaction with civil society organizations (deadlines: by 26 March 2014)
 
 
>CRPD is seeking comments on its first 2 Draft comments on articles of the Convention (deadlines: by 28 February 2014)
 
Draft Comment on Article 9
 
Draft Comment on Article 12
 
  
More information can be found on CRPD website by clicking here.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Recent events and developments

10th session of the CRPD Committee (2 -13 September 2013)
 
 
A. Adoption of Concluding Observations
 
I. Australia
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Australian CSOs: 1 , 2
 
 
II. Austria
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Austrian CSOs: 1 ,  2
 
 
III. El Salvador 
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
3. DPOs: 1 ,  2
4. Fundacion Manos Magicas
 
 
 
B. Adoption of Lists of Issues
 
IV.Azerbaijan 
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
V. Costa Rica
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. OPDs
 
  
VI. Sweden
 
Contributions from civil society
 
  
 
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CRPD Jurisprudence
 
CRPD has adopted new views on individual petitions. Click here
 
 
 
More information on the  recent 10th session of the CRPD can be found on its website by clicking here. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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