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Art.36 Consideration of Reports

Helene Combrinck

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: 28 May 2023

Disability — Jurisdiction

This chapter examines Article 36 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which sets out one of the CRPD’s international monitoring mechanisms, viz the consideration of state reports by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Every human rights treaty contains certain ‘directives’ for the treaty monitoring body on how to respond to reports from member states. The notion of monitoring human rights implementation through the review of periodic reports had its origins in a 1956 resolution of the United Nations Economic and Social Council which requested states to submit, every three years, reports on progress achieved in advancing the rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. By 1977, a reporting requirement had been included into each of the ‘core’ international human rights treaties. This has become a standard feature of all subsequent human rights treaties, including the CRPD.

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