Our submissions on the rights of disabled people

In this section you can read the submissions and statements from the Commission relating to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), and to disability related issues raised by other conventions or human rights committees.

Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD)

  • UK response to Human Rights Council resolution 10/7: 'Human Rights of Persons with Disabilities: National Frameworks for the promotion and protection of persons with disabilities'
    September 2009: Read about the UK's arrangements for the promotion, protection and monitoring of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • The Government's Explanatory Memorandum and our reponse
    March 2009: Read our correspondence with the Government about proposed reservations to the UK's ratification of  CRPD, the Government's Explanatory Memorandum setting out its assessment for compliance with the CRPD, and our response to the Memorandum.
  • Commission welcomes Government's commitment to disabled people's human rights
    February 2009: Read our statement in response to the announcement from the Minister for Disabled People Jonathan Shaw MP about the Government's intent to sign the Convention's 'Optional Protocol'. 

Joint Committee on Human Rights

  • Commission response to the JCHR report on human rights of adults with learning disabilities
    The Joint Committee on Human Rights published a report in March 2008, A life like any other? Human rights of adults with learning disabilities. Read our response to this report.

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Last Updated: 06 Jan 2015