IDA’s communique about the 14th CRPD session

Sharing IDA’s communique about the 14th CRPD Session

The 14th session of the CRPD Committee came to an end on 4 September and its 4th pre-session on 11 September.

During the session, the Committee held interactive dialogues with Kenya, Ukraine, Gabon, Mauritius, Brazil, Qatar and the European Union and adopted Concluding Observations on each, as well as the list of issues on Portugal.

The Committee also adopted a statement on disability inclusion for the World Humanitarian Summit and guidelines on the right to liberty and security of persons with disabilities, Article 14 of the Convention.

The following thematic side events took place during the 14th session and were webcast live by IDA:

At its formal closing, the Committee made the following announcements:

– The Committee considered matters relating to its inquiry procedure pursuant to Articles 6 and 7 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention.

–  In the context of the treaty body strengthening process, the Committee endorsed the San José guidelines against intimidation or reprisalsand adopted the common consultation process of for the elaboration of General Comments.

– The 15th session of the Committee will be held from 29 March – 21 April 2016, during which it will review Serbia, Slovakia, Portugal, Chile, Lithuania, Uganda and Thailand, as well as adopt list of issues on Bolivia and Guatemala.

– It will be preceded by the 5th pre-session from 21 – 24 March 2016 during which list of issues will be adopted on Columbia, Moldova,Ethiopia, Italy, Uruguay, and United Arab Emirates.

– Country rapporteurs for States Parties coming up for review have been designated as follows :

o   Chile- Silvia Quan

o   Portugal- Ana Pelaez

o   Serbia- Laszlo Lovaszy

o   Slovakia- Diane Kingston

o   Lithuania- Stig Langvad

o   Thailand- Hyung Shik Kim

o   Uganda- Danlami Basharu

During the Committee’s 4th pre-sessional week (7-11 September), it adopted list of issues on Chile, Serbia, Slovakia, Thailand, Lithuania, and Uganda.  These list of issues, together with those on Portugal, will be shortly posted on the Committee’s pre-session website.

14th session and 4th pre-session related documents and information

Submissions by DPOs:

Webcast archives

  • Opening of 14th session

English

International Sign & Spanish audio

  • Review of Kenya

English

International Sign & French audio

  • Review of Ukraine

Russian

International Sign & English audio

  • Review of Gabon

French

International Sign & English audio

  • Review of Mauritius

English

International Sign & French audio

  • Brazil

Portuguese

International Sign & English audio

  • Review of Qatar

Arabic

International Sign & English audio

  • Review of European Union

English

International Sign & Spanish audio

Side events:

For further information, please contact the IDA secretariat:

Contact: vlee@ida-secretariat.org
IDA Website: http://www.internationaldisabilityalliance.org/en
IDA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/InternationalDisabilityAllianceIDA
IDA Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/IDA_CRPD_Forum; #CRPD14
Webcast: www.treatybodywebcast.org/category/webcast-archives/crpd/

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