11th Session of the Committee on the CRPD
May 20, 2014
Source: International Disability Alliance
The 11th session of the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD Committee) took place from 31 March to 11 April. Interactive dialogues were held with Sweden, Azerbaijan and Costa Rica. The Committee met in closed sessions to adopt the Concluding Observations on Sweden, Azerbaijan and Costa Rica, as well as the list of issues on Mexico.
The Committee conducted public readings of the General Comments on Articles 12 and 9 respectively and proceeded to adopt its first ever general comments- General Comment no 1 on Article 12 (equal recognition before the law), and General Comment no 2 on Article 9(accessibility). The Committee decided to establish an online database on the implementation of supported decision-making under Article 12. With respect to the upcoming General Comment on Article 6 (women and girls with disabilities), the Committee adopted a draft outline of the General Comment.
In addition, the Committee adopted its views with respect to two individual communications, Liliane Gröninger v Germany (no 2/2010) and X v Argentina (no 8/2012), as well as its Guidelines for the participation of disabled persons’ organisations and civil society organisations in the work of the Committee.
All public sessions, including the opening, reviews of Sweden, Azerbaijan and Costa Rica and the public readings of the General Comments on Articles 12 and 9 were webcast live by IDA and have been archived for subsequent viewing.