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)
 
 

 
 
 

Newsroom

1. POLICY STATEMENTS
 
>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)
 
 
2. RATIFICATIONS
 
>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 (October 2014)

>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 (April 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, 9-12 September 2012)
 
 
4. CRPD CONCLUDING OBSERVATIONS
 
>CRPD adopts Concluding Observations on the initial reports of
>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 Cook Islands, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Mongolia, Turkmenistan (September 2014) and on  Germany (April 2014), and schedules the constructive dialogue with these States for the upcoming 13th session (25 March-17 April 2015)

>CRPD schedules adoption of List of Issues on Brazil, Gabon, Kenya, Mauritius, Qatar, Ukraine and the European Union for the upcoming 13th session and subsequent meeting of the pre- session working group (25 March-24 April 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) 
 
       

Resources

Contents

1.DisabCouncil's Submissions and Tools

                                            >Submissions to CRPD 9th session (Shadow reports on Paraguay, Australia, and El Salvador) 
 
                                           >NGOs guide
 
                                           >States parties reporting status
 
 

2.CRPD database

 
 

DisabCouncil's submissions and tools

 

 

1. OHCHR Thematic Study on "Work and Employment of Persons with Disabilities" (HRC 22nd session, March 2013)

        DisabCouncil's contribution to this thematic study download here


         All submissions to this thematic study view here.
      
 
 

2. "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)

 

 

  


 

CRPD 9th Session ( 15-19 April 2013)


         DisabCouncil's Alternative report on Paraguay download here.
 
         DisabCouncil's Alternative report on Australia download here.
 
         DisabCouncil's Alternative report on El Salvador download here.
 
 

  

 

 

Guide on Shadow Reporting for NGOs  

      DisabCouncil's reporting guide for NGOs download here.
 
 
 

  

 

 

CRPD States Parties Reporting  Status Update


As of October  2014, there are 151 States Parties to the Convention and one Regional Integration Organization (the European Union). Under Article 35 of the Convention, States parties are to submit regular reports to the UN Committee, which has a mandate to review these reports and make recommendations to the States parties with a view to the full implementation of the Convention at national level.

Article 35 of the Convention  (Reports by States Parties) states:

"1. Each State Party shall submit to the Committee, through the Secretary-General of the United Nations, a comprehensive report on measures taken to give effect to its obligations under the present Convention and on the progress made in that regard, within two years after the entry into force of the present Convention for the State Party concerned. 

2. Thereafter, States Parties shall submit subsequent reports at least every four years and further whenever the Committee so requests."  (Emphasis added)


1. The following States parties have submitted their initial reports to the CRPD Committee as of October 2014:

1. Armenia 
2Australia (reviewed, September 2013)
3. Austria (reviewed, September 2013)
4. Argentina (reviewed, September 2012)
5. Azerbaijan (reviewed, March- April 2014)
6. Belgium (review-September 2014)
7. Bolivia
8. Bosnia and Herzegovina
9. Brazil (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -April 2015)
10. Bulgaria
11. China (reviewed, September 2012)
12. Chile
13. Colombia
14. Cook Islands (scheduled for review - March -April 2015)
15. Costa Rica (reviewed, March-April 2014)
16. Croatia  (scheduled for review -March -April 2015)
17. Cuba
18. Cyprus
19. Czech Republic (scheduled for review -March -April 2015)
20. Denmark (reviewed- September 2014)
21. Dominican Republic  (scheduled for review -March-April 2015)
22. Ecuador (reviewed September 2014)
23. EL Salvador (reviewed, September 2013)
24. Ethiopia
25. Gabon (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -April 2015)
26. Germany (scheduled for review- March-April 2015)
27. Guatemala
28. Haiti
29. Honduras
30. Hungary (reviewed September 2012)
31. Iran
32. Italy
33. Jordan 
34. Kenya (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -April 2015)
35. Latvia  
36. Lithuania
37. Luxembourg
38. Mauritius (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -April 2015)
39. Mexico (reviewed -September 2014)
40. Mongolia  (scheduled for review -March-April 2015)
41. Montenegro
42. Morocco
43. Nepal
44. New Zealand (reviewed -September 2014)
45. Panama
46. Paraguay (reviewed April 2013)
47. Peru (reviewed April 2012)
48. Portugal
49. Qatar (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -April 2015)
50. Republic of Moldova
51. Republic of Korea (reviewed-September 2014)
52. Russian Federation
53. Serbia
54. Seychelles
55. Slovakia
56. Slovenia
57. Spain (reviewed September 2011)
58. Sweden (reviewed, March-April 2014)
59. Thailand
60. Tunisia (reviewed April 2011)
61. Turkmenistan (scheduled for review -March -April 2015)
62. Uganda
63. Ukraine (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -April 2015)
64. United Arab Emirates
65. UK
66. Uruguay
 
67. European Union (scheduled for adoption of list of issues -March-April 2015)
 

(All the reports submitted to the CRPD Committee can be accessed by clicking here)



2. The following States parties have overdue initial reports to the Committee as of October 2014:

 State Party                             Ratification  date                        Initial report final                   
                                                                                                  submission date
                                                    
1. Algeria                                   4 Dec 2009                                (by 4 Jan 2012) 
2. Bangladesh                          30 Nov 2007                               (by 3 May 2010)
3. Bahrein                              22 Sept 2011                                     (by 22 Oct 2013)
4. Belize                                    2 Jun 2011                                      (by 2 Jul 2013)
5. Burkina Faso                         23 Jul 2009                                (by 23 Aug 2011)
6. Canada                                 11 Mar 2010                              (by 11 Apr 2012)
7. Cape Verde                        10 Oct 2011                                      (by 10 Nov 2013)
8. Egypt                                   14 Apr 2008                                (by 3 May 2010)
9. France                                   18 Feb 2010                              (by 18 Mar 2012)
10. Guinea                                  8 Fev 2008                               (by 3 May 2010)
11. India                                      1 Oct 2007                              (by 3 May 2010)
12. Indonesia                           30 Nov 2011                                     (by 30 Dec 2013)
13. Jamaica                                30 Mar 2007                              (by 3 May 2010)
14. Lao                                     25 Sept 2009                              (by 25 Oct 2011)
15. Lesotho                               2 Dec 2008                                 (by 2 Jan 2011)
16. Malaysia                              19 Jul 2010                                 (by 19 Aug 2012)
17. Malawi                                27 Aug 2009                               (by 27 Sept 2011)
18. Maldives                               5 Apr 2010                                 (by 5 May 2012)
19. Mali                                      7 Apr 2008                                 (by 3 May 2010)
20. Namibia                                4 Dec 2007                                (by 3 May 2010)
21. Nicaragua                           7  Dec 2007                                 (by 3 May 2010)
22. Niger                                  24 Jun 2008                                 (by 24  Jul 2010)
23. Nigeria                              24 Sept 2010                                (by 24 Oct 2012)
24. Oman                                   6 Jan 2009                                 (by 6 Feb 2011)
25. Pakistan                               5 Jul  2011                                      (by 5 Aug 2013)
26.  Philippines                         15 Apr 2008                                 (by 3 May 2010)
27.  Romania                             31 Jan 2011                                 (by 2 Mar 2013)
28. Rwanda                              15 Dec 2008                                (by 15 Jan 2011)
29. San Marino                         22 Feb 2008                                (by 3 May 2010)
30. Saudi Arabia                       24 Jun 2008                                 (by 24 Jul 2010)
31. Senegal                              7 Sept 2010                                 (by 7 Oct 2012)
32. Sierra Leone                         4 Oct 2010                                 (by 4 Nov 2012)
33. South Africa                       30 Nov 2007                                 (by 3 May 2010)
34. Sudan                                24 Apr 2009                                  (by 24 May 2011)
35. Syrian Arab Republic           10 Jul 2009                                  (by 10 Aug 2011)
36. St. Vincent and the Grenadines  29 Oct 2010                         (by 29 Nov 2012)
37. Togo                                    1 Mar 2011                                  (by  1 Apr 2013)
38. Turkey                              28 Sept 2009                                 (by 28 Oct 2011)
39. United Republic of Tanzania  10 Nov 2009                              (by 10 Dec 2011)
40. Vanuatu                           23 Oct 2008                                    (by 23 Nov 2010) 
41. Yemen                              26 Mar 2009                                   (by 26 Apr 2011)
42. Zambia                              1 Feb 2010                                    (by 3 Mar 2012)

 




3. The following States parties are due to submit their reports to the  UN Committee by 2014:

State Party                             Ratification  date                             Initial report final                   
                                                                                                       submission date

1.Benin                                      5 Jul  2012                                    (by 5 Aug 2014) 
2. Djibouti                               18 Jun  2012                                   (by 18 Jul  2014)
3.Dominica                                 1 Oct 2012                                    (by 1 Nov 2014)
4.Estonia                                30 May 2012                                    (by 30 Jun 2012)
5.Ghana                                  31 Jul  2012                                    (31 Aug  2012)
6.Greece                                 31 May 2012                                    (by 1 Jul  2014)
7. Israel                                  28 Sept 2012                                  (by 28 Oct 2014)
8. Malta                                    10 Oct 2012                                   (by 10 Nov 2014)
9.Mauritania                           3 Apr  2012                                    (by 3 May 2014)                                
10.Mozambique                        30 Jan 2012                                   (by 2 Mar 2014)
11.Myanmar                              7 Dec 2011                                    (by 7 Jan 2014)
12. Nauru                               27 Jun 2012                                   (by 27 Jul  2014)
13. Poland                              25 Sept 2012                                   (by 25 Oct 2014)
14. Swaziland                        24 Sept 2012                                    (by 24 Oct 2014)
15. The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia  29 Dec 20011     (by 29 Jan 2014)





4. The following States parties are due to submit their reports to the UN Committee by 2015
 
State Party                             Ratification  date                             Initial report final                   
                                                                                                       submission date

1. Cambodia                             20 Dec 2012                                 (by 20 Jan 2015) 
2. Albania                                 11 Feb 2013                                  (by 11 Feb 2015)
3. Barbados                             27 Feb 2013                                  (by 27 Feb 2015)
4. Kiribati                                  27 Sep 2013                                 (by 27 Sep 2015)
5. Kuwait                                  22 Aug 2013                                 (by 22 Aug 2013)
6. Papua New Guinea              26 Sep 2013                                  (by 26 Sep 2013)


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CRPD database



1. Text of the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

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2. Text of the Optional Protocol to the International Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD-OP)
 



3. List of States Parties to the CRPD

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4. List of States Parties to the CRPD-OP

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Upcoming events

13th session of the CRPD Committee (25 March - 17 April 2015)
 
 
A. Dialogue with Governments and Adoption of Concluding Observations
 
I.Cook Islands
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
II.Croatia
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
2. Disability Ombudsman
 
 
III.Czech Republic
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
IV.Dominican Republic
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report  
2. OPDs 1, 2, 3
 
 
V. Germany
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report  
4. BRK-Allianz 12
 
 
VI. Mongolia
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
VII.Turkmenistan
List of Issues & Replies
Concluding observations (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
 
B.Adoption of List of Issues
 
VIII. European Union
List of Issues (tba)*
 
Contributions from civil society
1.DisabCouncil analytic report
 
  _____________
*(To be adopted at the session) 
 
 
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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-session Working Group
             (20-24 April 2015)
 
 
    Further Adoption of Lists of Issues
 
IX.Brazil
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
X.Gabon
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report

  
XI.Kenya
List of Issues (tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XII.Mauritius
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report

 
XIII.Qatar
List of Issues(tba)**
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XIV.Ukraine
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


12th session of the CRPD Committee (15 September - 3 October 2014)
 
 
Adoption of Concluding Observations
 
I.Belgium
 
Contributions from civil society
1. GRIP  12, 3
2. Belgian disability forum 1, 2
4. Equal Opportunities 1, 2
 
 
II. Denmark
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DPOs 1, 2, 3
2.Danish human rights institute 1, 2
 
 
III.Ecuador
 
 
VI.Republic of Korea
*(To be adopted at the session) 
 
 
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Meeting of the CRPD Pre-session Working Group
         (7-10  October 2014)
 
 
    Adoption of Lists of Issues
 
VII.Cook Islands
 
Contributions from civil society
1. Disabcouncil analytic report
 
 
VIII.Croatia
 
Contributions from civil society
 
 
IX.Czech Republic
 
Contributions from civil society
 
 
X.Dominican Republic
 
Contributions from civil society
1. OPDs 1, 2, 3
 
 
XI. Mongolia
 
Contributions from civil society
1. DisabCouncil analytic report
 
 
XII.Turkmenistan
 
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.
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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