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Art.31 Statistics and Data Collection

Mads Pedersen, Federico Ferretti

From: The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A Commentary

Edited By: Ilias Bantekas, Michael Ashley Stein, Dimitris Anastasiou

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 March 2023

Disability — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Jurisdiction

This chapter examines Article 31 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). It explores how a provision on statistics and research data found its way into a human rights treaty for the first time in the history of international human rights law. It explores the provision’s link with Article 32 on international cooperation and Article 33 on national implementation and monitoring. The chapter also takes a look at the current deficits in statistics and research data on disability, and describes the initiatives taken to set out more robust statistical and research data on disability issues suitable for international comparison. Finally, it highlights some of the initiatives taken and describes best practices on using data as a tool to assess how human rights are lived and experienced by persons with disabilities, with a view to considering how statistics and research data can be used to monitor the implementation of the CRPD.

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