The UNCRPD: A Tool for Change

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This International conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) was sponsored by several leading disability rights groups in Ireland, both North and South.  It examined how to best use an international treaty to strengthen the rights of people with disabilities. The conference brought together disability groups, activists, academics, state bodies, policy makers and others seeking to learn and explore the possibilities offered by this important rights mechanism.

The UK (including Northern Ireland) has ratified the Convention and so have the EU and all its member states except the Republic of Ireland.   Ratification would mean greater accountability by the Irish government on how it protects, respects and fulfils the rights of people with disabilities. It would require the government to set up an independent body, mainly controlled by people with disabilities, to monitor whether the state is meeting its obligations under the treaty.  The number of countries which have ratified the convention now stands at 174.

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The UNCRPD: A Tool for Change

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Guest blog by Michael Farrell, Human Rights Law Consultant on the recent CRPD conference.

August 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

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Programme Information for the International Conference on the UNCRPD

May 8th, 2017|0 Comments

International conference on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

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