Canadian Civil Society Parallel Report submitted to UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international human rights law which protects and promotes the rights of persons with disabilities. Canada ratified the CRPD in 2010. 

The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities is a group of independent experts who monitor the implementation of the CRPD. The Committee will be reviewing Canada’s implementation of the CRPD in early April. 

To read the reports that were submitted to the Committee, including Canada’s report and the reports of disability organizations, go to: 

http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=1141&Lang=en

The report posted here was written by the Canadian Civil Society Parallel Report Group, an ad hoc group of 16 disabled peoples organizations and supporters, including ARCH, representing a cross-section of Canadians with disabilities, including persons with mobility disabilities, persons who are culturally Deaf, deaf and hard of hearing, persons with vision disabilities, persons labeled with psycho-social and/or developmental disabilities, persons with dementia, women with disabilities, children with disabilities and Indigenous persons with disabilities.

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