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Anna Arstein-Kerslake
1 The United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘CRPD Committee’) was established under Article 34 Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘CRPD’). It is one of ten United Nations (‘UN’) treaty bodies ( Human Rights, Treaty Bodies ). The CRPD Committee held its first session in 2008. From that time forward, it has convened two sessions per year held in Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. 2 The CRPD Committee is composed of 18 members who are independent experts and serve in their personal capacity ( Arts 34 (2) and (3)...