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The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is the body of independent experts which monitors implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.

All States parties are obliged to submit regular reports to the Committee on how the rights are being implemented. States must report initially within two years of accepting the Convention and thereafter every four years. The Committee examines each report and shall make such suggestions and general recommendations on the report as it may consider appropriate and shall forward these to the State Party concerned.

The Optional Protocol to the Convention gives the Committee competence to examine individual complaints with regard to alleged violations of the Convention by States parties to the Protocol.

The Committee shall meet in Geneva and normally hold two sessions per year.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Status of ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 

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See the map on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities or its Optional Protocol

Upcoming Events

Informative note for Stakeholders participating at the CRPD 26th Session (7-25 March 2022) and the 15th Pre-sessional Working Group (28 March-1 April 2022)

26th session (7–25 March 2022) and 15th Pre-session Working Group (PSWG) (28 March–1 April 2022): Please note the upcoming deadlines for stakeholders OPDs, CSOs, NHRIs and Independent monitoring frameworks: 7 February Deadline for registration to participate in country briefings; 14 February: Deadlines for submitting written alternative reports.

CRPD 2022 Elections (14-16 June 2022)

When will my country be reviewed by the Committee? See the Tentative timeline of Country reviews

Recent Events and Developments

Draft General Comment on the Right of Persons with Disabilities to work and employment (Article 27). Submissions on Draft General Comment-NOW

Towards Guidelines on Deinstitutionalization. Giving effect to the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community (article 19). The guidelines will be a tool to support States parties and other stakeholders, in overcoming isolation, segregation and discrimination against children and adults with disabilities:
Annotated outline;
Notice on the process (English | Français | Español)

Working Group on Women and girls with disabilities
The Committee has appointed Ms. Gertrude Fefoame and Ms. Vivian Torrijos as a Chair and Vice-Chair of its Working Group on Women and Girls with Disabilities. The Committee members of the Working Group seek to strengthen the Committee’s engagement with organizations of women and girls with disabilities in promoting and upholding the rights of women and girls with disabilities and eliminating multiple and intersectional discrimination against them.

Statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities-23 August 2021

Open letter on Draft Additional Protocol to the Oviedo Convention

Inquiry concerning Hungary carried out by the Committee under article 6 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention and Observations from the State party - Hungarian Translation NOW ALSO AVAILABLE

New individual complaints form and guidance note
Form (Word): English | Français | русский | Español
Guidance (Word): English | Français | русский | Español


Celebration of the 10th years of activities of the Committee. Message of the Special Envoy of the UNSG on DIsability and Accessibility - Programme in English Word and
Rapport in English Word

Latest News
End gender-based violence against women with disabilities

16 Days of Activisms

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence
Statement calling to take action to eliminate gender-based violence against women and girls with disabilities, now

CPRD 10 years

Towards inclusive equality: 10 years Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Report in English Word; - Programme in English Word

Country-specific information