International law

Article 19 - List of illustrative indicators on Living independently and being included in the community

States Parties to the present Convention recognize the equal right of all persons with disabilities to live in the community, with choices equal to others, and shall take effective and appropriate measures to facilitate full enjoyment by persons with disabilities of this right and their full inclusion and participation in the community, including by ensuring that: a) Persons with disabilities have the opportunity to choose their place of residence and where and with whom they live on an equal basis with others and are not obliged to live in a particular living arrangement; b) Persons with disabilities have access to a range of in-home, residential and other community support services, including personal assistance necessary to support living and inclusion in the community, and to prevent isolation or segregation from the community; c) Community services and facilities for the general population are available on an equal basis to persons with disabilities and are responsive to their needs.    

Article 33 - List of illustrative indicators on National implementation and monitoring

33.1 Legal and/or statutory appointment of one or more focal points within government (across all branches and levels of government, ministries, and sectors) with sufficient authority to mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities for implementation of the Convention.  

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.