International law

General comment No. 3 (2016) on women and girls with disabilities

The present general comment was prepared by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in accordance with rule 47 of its rules of procedure,

General comment No. 4 (2016) on the right to inclusive education

Historically viewed as welfare recipients, persons with disabilities are now recognized under international law as rights holders with a claim to the right to education without discrimination and on the basis of equal opportunities.

Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar

The present report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas-Aguilar, focuses on disability-inclusive policies.

Day of General Discussion (DGD) on the right of persons with disabilities to live independently and be included in the community

The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities was established in 2009 to monitor the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities by States parties.

Views of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under article 5 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (eleventh session)

Denial of house arrest, detention conditions, access to medical care and timely, suitable rehabilitation services. Discrimination on the ground of disability; reasonable accommodation; equality and non-discrimination; accessibility; right to life, health, habilitation and rehabilitation.    

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. General comment No. 2 (2014)

Accessibility is a precondition for persons with disabilities to live independently and participate fully and equally in society.

Views of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities under article 5 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Failure by the State party to eliminate discrimination on the basis of disability, and to respect the obligation to guarantee to persons with disabilities political rights, including the right to vote, on an equal basis with other citizens.